Man accused of illegal tortoise trading remanded in custodyBy Becky Barnes
March 20, 2013
A 36-year-old man accused of trading protected tortoises illegally has been remanded in custody.
Graham Martin, of Furze Platts, Bracknell, appeared at Slough Magistrates' Court on Monday, March 11, charged with selling and offering to sell a protected species.
He was also charged with three counts of unlawful use of a protected species for commercial gain in relation to Spur-thighed and Hermann's tortoises.
Martin was arrested on January 9 in connection with offences which allegedly took place between September 26, 2011 and November 25, 2012.
He was remanded in custody until his next appearance at Slough Magistrates' Court on April 5.