William Bickerton Suspended For Six Months Over Sandown Trial Session Incident

The Stewards of Greyhound conducted an investigation into an incident which allegedly took place at the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club (Trial Session) on Saturday, 11 February, 2012.

After considering the evidence, Stewards charged Mr. Bickerton with breach of Rule 86(o) in that at the Sandown Greyhound Racing Club on Saturday, 11th February 2012, he did engage in conduct, which in the opinion of the Stewards was improper and constituted .

Mr. represented Mr. Bickerton at the hearing.

Mr. (GRV ) and Mr. (Steward) represented the Stewards .

Mr. Vass tendered a written statement from Mr. Bickerton who did not attend the hearing. Mr. Vass also tendered two statutory declarations from witnesses on behalf of Mr. Bickerton.

After hearing all the evidence tendered, the RADB found Mr. W. Bickerton guilty as charged and suspended him for 6 months, with 4 months of this penalty suspended for 2 years provided no similar breaches occur, the penalty being effective from 22nd May, 2012.

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