Greyhound trainer Tom Noble faces more charges.
Greyhound trainer Tom Noble faces more charges. Rob Williams

Greyhound trainer Tom Noble faces more charges

DISGRACED Queensland greyhound trainer Tom Noble has been hit with more charges in relation to the alleged live-baiting at his Churchable property.

The 69-year-old is already facing seven counts of serious animal cruelty.

He appeared at Ipswich Magistrates Court yesterday though facing more charges stemming from the scandal.

Noble (pictured) was additionally charged with breach of duty of care of an animal as well as two counts of keeping or using an animal as a kill or lure for blooding or coursing a dog.

The trainer is alleged to have used piglets as live bait in secret greyhound training sessions. When one of the piglets became wounded, it was alleged Noble failed to provide appropriate treatment, which resulted in the breach of duty of care charge.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between January 11 to February 11 last year.

Noble had the matters adjourned to August 10.

Since the police and the RSPCA's joint investigation into live-baiting began, 25 people in Queensland have been charged with 71 offences.


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