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. .
Huntsman of the Quantock Staghounds Richard Down, 54, of West Bagborough, and whipper-in Martin Watts, 55 of Washford, stood trial at Taunton Magistrates' Court on November 12th and 13th accused of illegally hunting deer with dogs on the Quantock Hills on January 22, 2018, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004 Full story
Someone employed by the hunt to block or 'stop' fox earths and badger setts in the areas to be hunted. This occurs prior to the hunt taking place, normally the night before.Full Glossary