Tough On Crime, Tough On The Causes Of Cr… Wait, This Is Actually A Crime?

April 26, 2014 3 Comments

James Cranfield, 26, of Napier Avenue, Southend, denied seven charges accusing him of using photos of exotic animal specimens for commercial gain when he appeared at Basildon Crown Court on Tuesday.

The pictures of three sea turtle skulls, a tiger head, a small and large mount of a leopard, an elephant foetus and five sawfish saws appeared on his Instagram account, a photographic social network, between May 1 and June 6.

Prosecutor Charlotte Davison said while Cranfield had made it clear these were not for sale, posting them on Instagram with other, legal, specimens that were for sale amounted to a “puff” for his business and were thus used for commercial gain.


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3 Responses to Tough On Crime, Tough On The Causes Of Cr… Wait, This Is Actually A Crime?

  1. April 26, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    “We have a motive, yer ‘onner. It just ain’t his”.

  2. john in cheshire
    April 26, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    And the Judge didn’t throw the case out. Of course, we only know what the local paper reported so there’s no knowing if the actual facts match the paper’s version.

  3. April 30, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Well, it is the Southend ‘Echo’.. 😉

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