04 May 2011
A huntsman from the Tivyside Hunt in West Wales has today (Wednesday) been found guilty of battery against a pensioner.
Huw Green pled guilty at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court after being charged with battery against 75 year old Michael Sharratt of Whitland, who was observing the hunt at the time. The altercation between Mr Green and Mr Sharrat, who was monitoring the hunt on behalf of the League Against Cruel Sports, took place on 13 November 2010.
Mr Green was fined £55, a £15 victim surcharge and ordered to pay £100 in costs.
League chief executive Douglas Batchelor said: “This is a dreadful case where a law abiding member of the public was set upon simply because he was observing a hunt. It is high time hunters accepted that they are not above the law and today’s verdict sends a strong message that law breaking is not tolerated. To attack a pensioner simply because he objects to the chasing and killing of foxes for sport is mindless and totally unacceptable”.
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