A WOMAN has been handed a 11-week curfew for causing unnecessary harm to a protected animal.

Kirsty Hamilton, of Martin Street, Bury, admitted to failing to investigate and address the cause of a grey Arab mare's bodily condition and weight loss, who was living at Nook Farm in Astley.

The 34-year-old also pleaded guilty to failing to provide remedial dental attention to the animal's overgrown teeth which were causing laceration and abrasion to its gums and cheek.

Harrison failed to provide required remedial attention to the animal, which is called Blossom, in respect of thrush, affecting all four of its hooves as well.

The defendant also admitted to not meeting the animal's need for a suitable environment.

All offences took place between May 4 and June 1.

As well as her curfew, Harrison was ordered to pay £1,500 of costs and an £85 victim services surcharge fee when she was sentenced at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court last Tuesday.