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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. One of the men has also been charged with causing unnecessary cruelty to an animal in connection to an incident which came to light during investigations carried out by the police. Both men, from Peterborough, Cambridgeshire are due to appear at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court on 27th July. Evidence and witness statements were supplied to the police by South Cambs and Beds and Bucks hunt saboteurs.