A Denbighshire pensioner has been fined in what is believed to be the first successful prosecution under the Hunting Act in Wales.

William Francis, 69, of St Asaph, pleaded guilty to hunting a wild animal with a dog. He was fined £200 with £60 costs by Prestatyn Magistrates.

Francis was seen using a terrier in an animal hole on the Clwydian Hills, near Llangwyfan. Under the act, dogs can only be used to flush out wild mammals, after which they must be shot or killed by birds of prey.