A bogus vet who pleaded guilty to a number animal cruelty and fraud offences is being sought by Humberside Police after he failed to appear at court for sentencing.
Jayson Paul Wells, 30, of Driffield in the East Riding of Yorkshire, is wanted by detectives after failing to appear at Grimsby Crown Court.
Mr Wells was arrested on October 2, 2013, following which he was charged with – and pleaded guilty to – the following offences:
- Causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal between Oct 1, 2012 and Jan 31, 2013
- Causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal between Dec 1, 2012 and Jan 1, 2013
- Fraud by false representation between Sept 1, 2012 and Oct 1, 2012
- Two counts of fraud by false representation on Dec 15, 2012
Police believe that he may be trading as a herdsman in Nottingham or Cornwall and are keen to establish whether he is currently in either location.
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) assisted Humberside Police with its original investigation and is publicising its appeal to help locate Mr Wells.
- If you know of Mr Wells’ whereabouts, call Humberside Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.