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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Devon and Somerset Staghounds members prosecuted for illegal hunting

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.

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Middleton Hunt huntsman charged with illegal fox 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.

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Members of the Lunesdale Foxhounds charged with illegally hunting a fox

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.

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College Valley and North Northumberland Hunt members charged with illegal fox hunting

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.

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