30th June 2022
A man accused of seriously injuring a hunt saboteur near Sibbertoft has pleaded not guilty.
Chris Mardles, 25, is charged with causing grievous bodily harm, after a horse was ridden over a male activist during a meet in September 2020.
Police say the member of the Northants Hunt Saboteurs group suffered a collapsed lung and several broken bones.
Mardles, of Petworth, West Sussex, formerly a member of the Pytchley Woodland Hunt, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court yesterday and denied the charge.
He will go on trial next year.