Fitzwilliam Huntsman charged with illegal hunting

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.

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Trial date set for Lamerton Hunt members

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.

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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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