A new trial date has been set for two members of the Fitzwilliam Hunt. Former huntsman George Adams and bird of prey handler John Mease were due to stand trial on the 5th December at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court for illegal hunting with dogs. The alleged incident took place on New Years Day this year. In addition John… Read more »
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.
George Adams (retired) huntsman of the Fitzwilliam Hunt along with Bird of Prey Handler John Mease appeared before Peterborough Magistrates court on the 31st August after their case had been adjourned in July. Both men are charged with hunting a fox with dogs on New Years’ Day this year, while Mease also faces a count… Read more »
The huntsman of the Fitzwilliam Hunt George Adams and bird of prey handler John Mease have been charged with offences under the Hunting Act after Cambridgeshire police investigated an alleged incident where a fox was chased and killed by hounds on New Years day.
The trial relating to six members of the Devon based Lamerton Hunt is due to take place at Newton Abbot Magistrates' Court on the 30th November 2015 and is estimated to last two weeks. Huntsman David Lewis, whipper-in Steve Craddock, joint master George Moyse and terrier men Gilmore Lewis, Wayne Bartlett and Stephen Mitchell are being prosecuted privately by the League Against Cruel Sports.
Tom Holt, the huntsman and joint master of the Yorkshire based Middleton Hunt was today found not guilty at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court of hunting a wild mammal with dogs at West Knapton, Malton in North Yorkshire last year.
The case against huntsman Paul Whitehead and company director Terence Potter of the Lunesdale Hunt for Hunting Act offences was dismissed on the first day of their trial at York Magistrates’ Court on the 21st January 2015.
The case management hearing relating to six members of the Lamerton Hunt being prosecuted by the League Against Cruel Sports for S1 Hunting Act offences was due to be heard on the 9th January 2015 at Torquay Magistrates’ Court but had to be adjourned.