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.
Three members of the Derwent Hunt, a hunt based in North Yorkshire appeared at Scarborough Magistrates Court on the 22nd May 2017 after being charged with illegal hunting under Section 1 of the Hunting Act.
Three members of the Nottinghamshire based Grove and Rufford Hunt have been fined after being found guilty of illegal fox hunting.
Former huntsman George Adams and bird of prey handler John Mease were due to stand trial on the 5th December at Peterborough Magistrates' Court for illegal hunting with dogs.
Three members of the Nottinghamshire based Grove and Rufford Hunt appeared at Mansfield Magistrates'Court on the 4th October after each were charged with hunting a wild mammal with dogs contrary to S1 of the Hunting Act 2004.
George Adams (retired) huntsman of the Fitzwilliam Hunt along with Bird of Prey Handler John Mease appeared before Peterborough Magistrates court on the 31st August after their case had been adjourned in July.
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.
The circumstances surrounding the killing of a fox that took place on New Year's Day following a meet of the Fitzwilliam Hunt is being investigated by Cambridgeshire police.