Farmer arrested over alleged quad bike assault

Farmer arrested over alleged quad bike assault Thursday 19 October 2017 A farmer has been arrested on suspicion of assault following a confrontation between hunt saboteurs. Leicestershire Police arrested the 44-year-old after an incident in Ratcliffe Culey at the weekend. A police spokeswoman said: “The force received a report at 12.31pm on Saturday 14 October …

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Hunt supporter attacked saboteurs’ vehicle during Atherstone Hunt meeting

Supporter slashed protesters' tyres during Atherstone Hunt meeting 18th Oct 2017 John Hadfield attacked saboteurs' vehicle during Atherstone Hunt meeting A fox hunting supporter has been found guilty of slashing the tyres of a protester’s vehicle. John Hadfield targeted the hunt saboteurs' Mercedes Vito during a meeting of the Atherstone Hunt in rural Leicestershire last …

Man denies shooting protected falcon at Bowland breeding site

28/09/17 A man has denied a number of offences against wild birds including shooting a peregrine falcon and trapping another at a breeding site. James Hartley, 34, of Bleasdale Lane, Preston, denied eight charges at a hearing at Preston Magistrates' Court. They are alleged to have happened at the Bleasdale Estate, Bowland, Lancashire, in April …

Hunt supporter jailed for sexual activity with ‘vulnerable’ 14-year-old girl

Bryn Chittenden, the terrierman of the East Essex Foxhounds and the Essex Farmers and Union Foxhounds and has been jailed after being convicted of sex with a child and making indecent images of children. ######################################################### Bryn Chittenden jailed for sexual activity with 'vulnerable' 14-year-old girl September 21, 2017 A landowner who was found guilty of …