Three poachers fined and their dogs seized

13th June 2021 THREE men have been fined for poaching and their dogs have been seized. The trio were caught on farmland at Overton on November 29, a court heard. The three are: Barry James Smith, 32, of Cobbetts Close, Normandy, Surrey; Billy Williams, 18, of Swallow Park Close, Tolworth, London; and John Williams, 23, …

Poole man in court for hunting wild mammal with a dog

5th June 2021 A POOLE man has appeared in court for illegally hunting a wild mammal with a dog. Callum Carpenter was alleged to have committed the offence in Bromham, Wiltshire, on October 10, 2020. Carpenter, 28, pleaded not guilty at a hearing in April, however, the bench found him guilty of the crime in …

WTF???? part 7

Video evidence of foxhunt not enough to prosecute, say police Exclusive: Officers drop case after ‘refusing to take statements from witnesses because they are not independent’ 28th May 2021 Police have said they will not bring charges over allegations of illegal hunting, even though they have been shown video of riders and hounds in pursuit …

Wigan man banned from large swathes of Lancashire for hunting rabbits and hares with dogs

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 A Wigan dog owner has been given a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) after being sentenced for offences including animal poaching. Daniel Ratchford (pictured), 36, of Wellfield Road, Wigan was handed the order last Friday (May 21st) which will last for five years and means he is excluded from entering vast areas …

BEWARE HORRIBLE ARTICLE

Gardaí hunt men who used pregnant cat to ‘blood’ two hunting dogs 20th May 2021 Gardaí are hunting two men after they used a pregnant cat to horrifically 'blood' two hunting dogs. The cat was torn apart by the two dogs - and its kittens literally ripped out of its womb. Animal welfare charity, My …

Hare coursers snared by police officers using night vision goggles

14th May 2021 A pair of hare coursers were caught hiding in a hedgerow by police officers wearing high-tech night vision goggles. Officers were called to private land in Sharrington, near Melton Constable, at around 11.30pm on September 16, 2020, to reports of men with dogs. Police arrived to discover a silver Citroen car with …

Epic escape fail for ‘armed thieves’ who crashed car into ditch

10th May 2021 Three suspected armed thieves, aged between 18 and 25, failed to outsmart officers and a police helicopter after crashing their 4x4 into a ditch. The trio were reportedly involved in harecoursing, making off without payment from a pub and threats to the public in south Cambridgeshire on Saturday (May 8). Officers were …

Appeal after man left with horrific injuries in Bolton on Wednesday night

30th April 2021 Police are appealing for information after a man in his 40s was left with serious injuries after being assaulted by a group of people at Darcy Lever Gravepit Country Park on Wednsday evening. Officers were called at 9pm on 28 April to Croft Side, Bolton, to a report of an assault. Enquiries …