5 FEB 2018
A group of hunters have been accused of entering a country park and killing a fox.
The alleged incident happened in Melton Mowbray Country Park and Leicestershire Police were called just after 1pm on Saturday, February 3.
Officers attended the scene due to an "allegation by a member of the public that a fox had been killed illegally".
A spokesperson for the force said: “Officers attended and have begun an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
“Inquiries are in the early stages.”
It has been alleged that members of the Belvoir Hunt were those involved.
Leicestershire People Against Fox Hunting posted about the incident on Facebook.
The update read: “Unfortunately a fox was chased and killed today by The Belvoir Hunt in Melton Mowbray Country Park.”
A member of the group also added that picture evidence had been handed to Leicestershire Police.
However, other people described the allegations as "fake news" and questioned the lack of publicly shared images or video.
The Belvoir Hunt has been contacted twice regarding the incident but has not responded at time of publication.
Leicestershire Police has urged any witnesses to contact officers by calling 101.
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