Derry man contesting African elephant and Sperm whale trading charge

A Derry man will go on trial at the end of this month charged with trading in endangered species namely an African elephant and a Sperm Whale.

Monday, 1st November 2021, 3:54 pm
Bishop Street courthouse.

Kieran Bradley (47) of Rosemount Gardens in Derry faces one charge of trading in endangered species on dates between December 9, 2016 and January 11, 2017.

At today's hearing a defence barrister Dean Mooney told the court the contest is planned for the end of this month.

He asked for a review to be held before that date so he can seek 'some clarification' from the Public Prosecution Service as to what is included in the charge.

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He said it was a 'very unusual charge' and added that he would need that information in advance of the contest date.

The case was adjourned until November 15.