Huntsman of the Grafton Hunt Mick Wills is to face trial on 3rd September 2018 at Wellingborough Magistrates Court on a charge of illegal hunting. The charge relates to an alleged incident on 23rd September last year. Wills pleaded Not Guilty at an initial hearing in April.
A string of failures by the North Yorkshire Police and Crown Prosecution Service has led to the collapse of a trial involving the Claro Beagles who were accused of hunting hares. Full story
A huntsman and hounds draw a blank when they fail to put up a quarry from the area they were searching. The covert can said to be blank.Failure to find quarry all day is a blank day.Full Glossary