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.