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Sentence increased for puppy farm vet

The vet who helped a puppy farm gang by falsifying health and vaccination cards has had his sentence increased from a suspended sentence to a three-and-a-half-year sentence.

Daniel Doherty (pictured), who operated two MyVet 24/7 surgeries in Uxbridge and Hillingdon, west London, was found to falsify thousands of certificates for puppies between 2011 and 2017. He was found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud in April this year and was sentenced in May. At the time, he was given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work.

However, the Attorney General appealed the sentences of three of the gang members and vet Doherty saying they were ‘unduly lenient’. Last week the Court of Appeal increased the sentences of the four men. Doherty’s sentence was increased …

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