Huntsman of the Grafton Hunt in court for illegal fox hunting

A three-day trial has been set for Michael Francis Wills, huntsman of the Grafton Hunt, at Wellingborough Magistrates' Court on the 20th and 21st May 2019 and at Northampton Magistrates' Court on the 22nd May 2019.

Huntsman loses appeal against illegal hunting conviction

George Adams, former huntsman with the Fitzwilliam Hunt, lost his appeal at Cambridge Crown Court on the 9th May 2019 after the judge rejected his attempts to use what is known as the ‘falconry exemption’ to persuade them to overturn his earlier conviction.

Hunt members in court charged with Hunting Act offences

Five members of the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt entered not guilty pleas when they appeared at Nottingham Magistrates Court on Tuesday, April 30th, accused of hunting fox cubs with dogs, contrary to S1 Hunting Act 2004.

Huntsman not guilty of illegal deer hunting

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

Case against three men dropped by CPS

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.