Lunesdale Hunt case dismissed

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.

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Lamerton Hunt case adjourned for case management hearing

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.

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Members of the Lamerton Hunt plead ‘not guilty’

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.

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Case against the Devon and Somerset Staghounds is dropped

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.

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Middleton Hunt joint master faces fox hunting allegations

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.

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League Against Cruel Sports launches a private prosecution against hunters

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.

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Two members of the Lunesdale Foxhounds plead not guilty

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.

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Middleton Hunt huntsman and master in court

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.

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