The case against the huntsman of the Lunesdale Foxhounds Ltd, Paul Whitehead and the hunt’s company director Terence Potter was before Skipton Magistrates’ Court today and was adjourned until the 21st January 2015 for trial at York Magistrates’ Court. Paul Whitehead faces a charge of hunting a wild mammal with dogs on the 18th February 2014, contrary to Section 1 of the Hunting Act 2004. Terence Potter faces a similar charge on behalf of the company as a body corporate, under the provisions of Section 10 of the Hunting Act 2004. Both defendants pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the alleged offences when they appeared before at Skipton Magistrates’ Court in September. The case is based on evidence supplied by the League Against Cruel Sports and investigations carried out by North Yorkshire police.
- Post published:24th October 2014
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