Two men to stand trial accused with illegal fox hunting on Dartmoor


11th September 2020

Two men have appeared in court accused of illegally hunting a fox with dogs on Dartmoor.

David Lewis, 50, and Gareth Frain, 25, have each been charged with an offence under the Hunting Act 2004. The Act controls the hunting of wild mammals with dogs.

Lewis, of Lewdown, Okehampton and Frain, of Launceston, appeared at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

It is alleged that on December 14, 2019 near Okehampton the pair hunted a wild mammal, namely a fox, with dogs and that hunting was not of a class exempted by the Hunting Act 2004.

The location of the alleged offence was given in court as approximately two kilometres east of Bridestowe and south of Okehampton.

The defendants pleaded not guilty and a trial was set to take place before magistrates in December.

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/two-men-stand-trial-accused-4506449

One Reply to “Two men to stand trial accused with illegal fox hunting on Dartmoor”

  1. now do any of us think for 1 moment there will be a successful prosecution? if crown prosecution service has anything to do with it they will not find sufficient evidence – usual reason. real reason the Crown prosecution service head is the Crown i,.e the queen. the royal family hobby is and always has been killing birds and animals for fun so nobody is going to be prosecuted until we no longer have a royal family

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