Ross-On-Wye man faces jail for fishy Neck Nomination video

Wooding is due before Hereford Magistrat6es Court tomorrow for sentencing.

Wooding is due before Hereford Magistrat6es Court tomorrow for sentencing.

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A ROSS-ON-WYE man faces jail time after swallowing four small fish as part of ‘Neck Nomination’ video.

Paul Wooding of Brampton Avenue, ‘necked’ the minnows – along with shots of whiskey, rum and vodka – in Ross’ Golf Inn after being challenged by his mates as part of the viral video craze that took over Facebook earlier this year.

However shortly after, the video was reported to the RSCPA, who brought two charges against Wooding under the Animal Welfare Act for ‘torturing or killing’ an animal.

The 33-year-old has pleaded guilty to both, and, appearing at Hereford Magistrates Court last Tuesday, he was told that the maximum sentence he could receive was six months’ imprisonment.

He will hear his fate tomorrow.

In the video, just before drinking the fish, Wooding looks into the camera and says “It ain’t big and it ain’t clever”.

 

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11:56am Mon 18 Aug 14

mizza21 says...

What an idiot.
I hope he gets a few months.
What an idiot. I hope he gets a few months. mizza21
  • Score: 3

12:52pm Mon 18 Aug 14

DaveyJonesLocker says...

****
**** DaveyJonesLocker
  • Score: 7

12:57pm Mon 18 Aug 14

xantiaman says...

i think there is something very fishy about this story.
i think there is something very fishy about this story. xantiaman
  • Score: -4

4:01pm Mon 18 Aug 14

Hereford Common Sense says...

Mixed feelings on this one. On one hand Im worried someone who is such a dipstick is walking around in "normal" society. Then the other part of me thinks do I really think its great use of tax payers money to put him in prison. What is the appropriate punishment for having the same level of IQ as his meal?
Mixed feelings on this one. On one hand Im worried someone who is such a dipstick is walking around in "normal" society. Then the other part of me thinks do I really think its great use of tax payers money to put him in prison. What is the appropriate punishment for having the same level of IQ as his meal? Hereford Common Sense
  • Score: 10

7:45pm Mon 18 Aug 14

lukebrooks says...

Bring back hanging, such a violent crime...how could he eat the fish without salt and vinegar?
Bring back hanging, such a violent crime...how could he eat the fish without salt and vinegar? lukebrooks
  • Score: -3

9:44pm Mon 18 Aug 14

xantiaman says...

it's a good job he did'nt batter the fish as well.
it's a good job he did'nt batter the fish as well. xantiaman
  • Score: -1

11:27pm Mon 18 Aug 14

swampy says...

I hope he gets sent to prison for the maximum, anyone who is cruel to animals needs to be taught a lesson, where does it all stop. Better still would be to send his to with the army but on no pay for six months, and give him all the dirty jobs, like cleaning their boots and scrubbing the floor they walk on.
I hope he gets sent to prison for the maximum, anyone who is cruel to animals needs to be taught a lesson, where does it all stop. Better still would be to send his to with the army but on no pay for six months, and give him all the dirty jobs, like cleaning their boots and scrubbing the floor they walk on. swampy
  • Score: 0
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