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TV chef and ‘Fat Lady’ Clarissa Dickson-Wright and race horse trainer Sir Mark Prescott were today convicted on hare coursing charges following a private prosecution by IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). They were charged, under Section 5 of the Hunting Act 2004, with attending hare coursing events on March 2 and 3, 2007. Both pleaded guilty to attending hare coursing events on both dates and received absolute discharges at Scarborough Magistrates Court. The first hare coursing event took place near Nunnington with the second event the following day being held near Amotherby, both in North Yorkshire.

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