13 August 2013
The League Against Cruel sports and the RSPCA are working jointly on a Hunting Act prosecution. Following an operation by the League’s Investigations Team, footage was submitted to the RSPCA prosecutions department, the RSPCA has served a summons on Will Goffe, huntsman for the Ledbury Hunt, for allegedly breaching the Hunting Act 2004.
A preliminary hearing will take place at Worcester Magistrates Court at 2.30pm on 3 October 2013.
Having carefully considered the available evidence the RSPCA has decided there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that it is in the public interest to instigate a private prosecution in this case. This decision was taken having regard to the guidance to prosecutors set out in the Code for Crown Prosecutors.
North West Hunt Saboteurs Association
Direct Action Against All Forms of bloodsports