A WOMAN has been found guilty of a string of cruelty charges against more than 100 animals.

Lynn Stoker (62) of Raw House Farm, Byrness, was convicted at South East Northumberland Magistrates’ Court in Bedlington on Thursday after denying 11 charges of causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal, four counts of failing to ensure an animal’s welfare needs were met and one application for animals to be given to the RSPCA.

The court was told Stoker caused unnecessary suffering to animals by failing to deal with health problems such as chronic dental disease, hip injuries, and eye problems, and that she failed to provide the animals with enough water.

She will be sentenced on Friday.