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Horsemeat scandal boss faces jail

A slaughterhouse boss became the first person to face jail yesterday after admitting criminal charges connected to the horsemeat scandal which rocked British supermarkets in 2013.

Peter Boddy, 65 — who runs a slaughterhouse in Todmorden, West Yorkshire — admitted one count of failing to abide by EU meat traceability regulations concerning more than 17 horse carcasses. The charge carries a maximum sentence of two years in jail.

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