The six members of the Lamerton Hunt being prosecuted by the League Against Cruel Sports for S1 Hunting Act offences have entered ‘not guilty’ pleas at Plymouth Magistrates’ Court on the 21st November 2014. Huntsman David Lewis, joint master George Moyse, whipper-in Steve Craddock and terrier men Wayne Bartlett, Stephen Mitchell and Gilmore Lewis are being prosecuted by the League Against Cruel Sports.
The case against four members of the Devon and Somerset Staghounds has been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service who were due to stand trial in February 2015. Huntsman Donald Summersgill and Joint masters Rupert Andrews and David Greenwood faced a total of four charges of hunting a wild mammal with a dog, contrary to S1 of the Hunting Act 2004.
The case against the huntsman of the Lunesdale Foxhounds Ltd, Paul Whitehead and the hunt’s company director Terence Potter was before Skipton Magistrates’ Court today and was adjourned until the 21st January 2015 for trial at York Magistrates’ Court.
The case against Tom Holt, joint master and huntsman of the Middleton Hunt, was before Scarborough Magistrates’ Court today and was adjourned until the 12th February 2015 for trial. Tom Holt is being prosecuted for hunting a wild mammal with dogs, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004.
Three members of the College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt – Ian McKie (huntsman), Andrew Proe (kennel huntsman) and Tim Smalley (joint master) – have been found guilty of illegally hunting a wild mammal with dogs on the 27th February 2014 under Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004.
The League Against Cruel Sports has just launched a private prosecution against six members of the Devon and Cornwall based Lamerton Hunt. The League was left with no option but to bring a private prosecution against hunt members after Devon and Cornwall police failed to deal with the evidence supplied by the League’s investigations team.
Paul Whitehead (DOB 28/04/61), the huntsman of the Lunesdale Foxhounds Ltd and the hunt’s company director Terrence Potter (DOB 08/03/51) both pleaded “not guilty” to Hunting Act offences when they appeared at Skipton Magistrates’ Court on the 19th September 2014.
Joint master and huntsman of the Middleton Hunt Tom Holt appeared at Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on the 3rd September after being charged with hunting a wild mammal with dogs at Knapton Lodge, West Knapton in North Yorkshire on the 19th February 2014.
Three members of the Devon and Somerset Staghounds are being prosecuted for illegally hunting stags with dogs. The defendants face a total of four charges of hunting a wild mammal with a dog, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004 and relate to two separate incidences of alleged illegal hunting.
Huntsman and joint master of the Middleton Hunt Tom Holt has been charged with hunting a wild mammal with a dog, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004. The case is based on evidence supplied by the League Against Cruel Sports and further investigations carried out by North Yorkshire police in relation to an incident alleged to have taken place during a hunt meet at West Knapton in North Yorkshire on the 19th February 2014.
The period immediately preceding fox hunting. Starts from around mid to late August until the Opening meet normally the last Saturday in October or the first Saturday in November when young hounds are trained to hunt and fox cubs are predominately hunted. Also known as Autumn hunting.