Two men have pleaded not guilty at Ipswich Magistrates’ Court to hunting and killing a fox with hounds during a Boxing Day Hunt in Suffolk. Christopher Amatt 58, of Attleton Green, and Archibald Clifton-Brown 19, of Haverhill, both denied hunting a fox in Great Thurlow on 26 December 2017. Christopher Amatt also pleaded not guilty to assault and Archibald Clifton-Brown denied assault by beating. They were granted unconditional bail, with a trial date yet to be set.
Six men from the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt have been charged with offences under the Hunting Act following an incident in October 2018. Full story
Cubbing or cub hunting
The period immediately preceding fox hunting. Starts from around mid to late August until the Opening meet normally the last Saturday in October or the first Saturday in November when young hounds are trained to hunt and fox cubs are predominately hunted. Also known as Autumn hunting.Full Glossary