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30 April 2014 :: 14:04:35 pm 85166

Man Facing Possible Prison Sentence After Allegedly ‘Registering Dog to Vote’

A security guard might be looking at time behind bars after his local council told police he had filled in a form saying his dog, a rottweiler called Zeus, was eligible to vote.
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Russell Hoyle, from Norton, Durham, denies he has committed fraud and insists that the council are barking up the wrong tree.

Mr Hoyle, 45, says the problem stemmed from a visit from an official during the last census. When asked who lived at his address, he replied: ‘There is myself and my wife. My son is not old enough to vote.’

He then jokingly added: ‘We have got Zeus living here as well and he is 63 in dog years.’A ‘Zeus Hoyle’ then received a polling card in the post.

Mr Hoyle, who previously said he thought it was ‘hilarious’ when his dog first got his paws on the card, must now face the possibility that he may be going to prison for up to six months, after an investigation allegedly found that he personally added the dog’s information to the electoral form.

Mr Hoyle protests his innocence. ‘My family are outraged,’ he said.

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