Three men who had been charged with offences under the Hunting Act 2014, the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 have had the case against them discontinued by the CPS.
Huntsman Richard Down, 54, of West Bagborough, near Taunton, and whipper-in Martin Watts, 55, of Washford, appeared at Taunton Magistrates' Court on the 21st August accused of hunting red deer with dogs.
Quantock Staghounds huntsman Richard Down and whipper-in, Martin Watts are due to appear before Taunton Deane Magistrates' Court on 21st August 2018, charged with offences under the Hunting Act 2004.
Two men have pleaded not guilty at Ipswich Magistrates' Court to hunting and killing a fox with hounds during a Boxing Day Hunt in Suffolk.
Three men have appeared in court charged with offences under the Hunting Act 2014, the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.
Stuart HARRISON, huntsman of the Claro Beagles, appeared before Harrogate Magistrates’ Court on 3rd May 2018, charged with S.1 hunting of a hare.
Huntsman of the Grafton Hunt Mick Wills is to face trial on 3rd September 2018 at Wellingborough Magistrates Court on a charge of illegal hunting.
The former huntsman of the Cambridgeshire based Fitzwilliam Hunt has been found guilty of illegal hunting.
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.
The trial of three members of the Derwent Hunt was dismissed recently by a magistrate who ruled there was “no case to answer” due to ‘insufficient evidence’ –despite video footage showing the pack of hounds in full pursuit of a fox.