Sickening images of an innocent mother turtle having had it’s shell smashed in went viral last week and a man hunt to find those responsible ensued. After the Daily Bale led a campaign to find those responsible for this sickening crime, 22 year old UAF man. Gregg Saunders was arrested for this horrific deed.
Gregg Saunders who is a regular of the Bawburgh golf course had just turned up to play golf after a meeting at the Norwich UAF headquarters on sunday. After seeing the turtle approaching him, Saunders raced towards it and struck it 7 times in the back and head with his club.
Saunders was then reportedly seen to raise his golf club in the air and laugh hysterically to himself before running back to the changing rooms and leaving the course.
The turtle died of it’s injuries later that day.
First on the scene and golf club worker Jen Astley had this to say, “Never in my 20 years of working for Bawburgh Golf club have I seen something like this. As an admirer of all animals i was shocked to find the female turtle lying in the middle of the course with these horrific injuries, we were all shocked; it was simply terrible”.
Gregg Saunders is currently awaiting sentencing on the 22nd of September at Norwich magistrates court.
Article by Steven Sodholmy