Three members of the Nottinghamshire based Grove and Rufford Hunt appeared at Mansfield Magistrates’Court on the 4th October after each were charged with hunting a wild mammal with dogs contrary to S1 of the Hunting Act 2004. Huntsman Paul Larby, 57 of The Kennels, Kennel Drive Barnby Moor; hunt terrier man Peter White 57 of Leyfields Farm, Redhill Lane, Kneesall and the hunt’s whipper-in Jane Wright, 63, of Town Street, Lound, each pleaded not guilty to offences under the Hunting Act. The alledged offence took place on earlier this year on the 20th January at Laneham, Nottinghamshire and was witnessed by two members of the public who then reported the incident to the police. A case management hearing has been set for December and a trial date has been set for the 7th to the 9th March 2017 at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.
Three members of the Derwent Hunt, a hunt based in North Yorkshire appeared at Scarborough Magistrates Court on the 22nd... Full story
Someone employed by the hunt to block or 'stop' fox earths and badger setts in the areas to be hunted. This occurs prior to the hunt taking place, normally the night before.Full Glossary