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 huntsman of the Lunesdale Foxhounds Ltd Paul Whitehead has been charged under Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004 for an alleged incident that took place on the 18th February 2014 near Ingleton, North Yorkshire. Terrence Potter, Company director of the Lunesdale Foxhounds Ltd is being charged under Section 10 of the Hunting Act 2004 for the same incident.
Three members of the College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt, including the joint master and the huntsman, have been charged with illegally hunting a fox. Timothy Wyndham Basil Smalley, joint master, Ian Robert McKie, huntsman and Andrew John Proe, kennel huntsman, are each charged with hunting a wild mammal with dogs, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004.
Two joint masters of the Devon and Somerset Staghounds have been charged for offences under the Hunting Act 2004. A report was made to Avon and Somerset police by the League Against Cruel Sports following an alleged incident at a hunt meet at Warren’s Farm, Simonsbath in Somerset on the 14th September 2013. David Greenwood… Read more »
Libby Gilbert, the former joint master and huntswoman of the Royal Agricultural Beagles was due to appear at Swindon Magistrates’ Court today to answer a charge of illegally hunting hares, contrary to S1 of the Hunting Act 2004 but despite a summons being served she failed to turn up.
The huntsman for the Seavington Hunt appeared at Yeovil Magistrates’ Court and pleaded guilty to hunting a fox with dogs, contrary to S1 of the Hunting Act 2004. David Parker, 39 was fined £500, ordered to pay £500 costs and a £50 victim surcharge.
Four men working for the Duddon Valley Fox Control Society have admitted hunting a wild mammal with a dog, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004, after evidence was passed on to Cumbria police by the League Against Cruel Sports. The four offenders admitted to unlawfully hunting foxes with dogs on 17th March 2013 at Broughton Moor in Cumbria, land where they had been granted permission by the Forestry Commission to carry out legal fox control.
The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised proceedings against Libby Gilbert, former huntswoman and joint master of the Royal Agricultural College Beagles, for allegedly hunting a hare with dogs on the 20th February 2013, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004. The case is based on evidence gathered by the League Against Cruel Sports.
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.