A DOG breeder found guilty of animal cruelty charges against more than 100 animals will be sentenced next month.

Lynn Stoker (62), of Raw House Farm, in Byrness, was due to be sentenced at South East Northumberland Magistrates' Court on Friday after being found guilty of 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 on Thursday.

The case was adjourned and Stoker will now be sentenced by magistrates on September 12.