A man accused of illegal hunting and animal welfare offences has been handed new charges.

William Warren, aged 38, of Main Road, Barnard Gate in Witney, appeared in Oxford Magistrates' Court today (July 12) charged with two counts each of animal welfare offences and hunting offences by postal requisition on April 15.

He was charged with two other counts of animal welfare offences on March 15.

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Warren, 38, was then charged with hunting mammals with dogs, in addition to the original charges in court on Wednesday morning. 

The charges relate to 'animal welfare and hunting offences' at an address in Main Road, Barnard Gate, in October and November last year and on March 30 this year.

The hearing has been adjourned until later this month.

The court heard that the new charges appear to be from the same set of circumstances as the original charges.

But Warren’s solicitor, John Berry, told the court that time was needed to go through the new charges and acquire legal aid.

Warren remains on unconditional bail.

A new court date has been set for July 25 at 10am after the case was adjourned.