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.
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.
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.
Six men from the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt have been charged with offences under the Hunting Act following an incident in October 2018.
Former huntsman of the Thurlow Hunt Christopher Amatt, 58, of Attleton Green, Wickhambrook has been found guilty of hunting a fox with dogs, contrary to S1 Hunting Act 2004 and common assault.
A string of failures by the Crown Prosecution Service has led to the collapse of a trial involving the Claro Beagles who were accused of hunting hares.
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
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.