Three members of the Nottinghamshire based Grove and Rufford Hunt who were convicted last year of hunting a wild mammal with dogs were acquitted on the 15th March 2018 on appeal at Nottingham Crown Court. In March 2017 Paul Larby, 58, Peter White, 57, and Jane Wright, 63, of the Grove and Rufford Hunt were found guilty offences under the Act at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court. The alleged offence took place in January 2016 at Laneham, Nottinghamshire and was witnessed by two members of the public who then reported the incident to the police. .
A string of failures by the North Yorkshire Police and Crown Prosecution Service has led to the collapse of a trial involving the Claro Beagles who were accused of hunting hares. Full story
Hounds are said to speak or are speaking when they yelp or bark excitedly when following a scent. Also known as Giving tongue, Voice or in Cry.Full Glossary