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THIS is the horrifying moment a dad drove straight through a gaggle of geese in Cheshire.

Despite killing seven of the birds and leaving some suffering with ‘drastic’ injuries, Abraham Andemariam was spared jail.

He ploughed through the greylag geese on Omega Boulevard, Warrington, back in July while carrying four passengers in his car.

The 31-year-old drove straight to work at Amazon following the incident and police later discovered feathers in his car bonnet.

He appeared before Liverpool Magistrates’ Court for sentencing yesterday after being found guilty of seven offences of killing a wild bird, namely a greylag goose, as well as driving a motor vehicle without a valid MOT – a black Hyundai Ioniq - and driving without due care and attention.

Concluding, chair of the magistrates’ bench Reginald Nash said: “We have carefully considered all of the facts put before us today.

“The matters today are serious matters and having looked at the sentencing guidelines and overarching principles, we believe these offences are so serious that only a custodial sentence is justified.

“We have noted the harm to the animals and the damage and that you failed to take any action to avoid collision, thereby causing considerable suffering and damage.”

However due to the defendant’s previous good character and the impact that a prison sentence would have on his children, magistrates’ decided to suspend his prison sentence.

Andemariam received a 12-week prison sentence suspended for 12 months.

He must complete 50 hours of unpaid work and up to 10 rehabilitation activity requirement days.

He has also been disqualified from driving for six months.