The trial of three members of the Derwent Hunt was dismissed recently by a magistrate who ruled there was “no case to answer” due to ‘insufficient evidence’ –despite video footage showing the pack of hounds in full pursuit of a fox.
Three members of the Derwent Hunt, a hunt based in North Yorkshire appeared at Scarborough Magistrates Court on the 22nd May 2017 after being charged with illegal hunting under Section 1 of the Hunting Act.
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.
Huntsman of the Quantock Staghounds Richard Down, 54, of West Bagborough, and whipper-in Martin Watts, 55 of Washford, stood trial at Taunton Magistrates' Court on November 12th and 13th accused of illegally hunting deer with dogs on the Quantock Hills on January 22, 2018, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004 Full story