Scott Matthew Cochrane found with dead rabbits, Lurcher-type dogs and steel ball bearings

AN OFFENDER who admitted hunting wild animals with dogs has been banned from land across three counties after breaching a court order. Scott Matthew Cochrane had been found with dead rabbits, Lurcher-type dogs and steel ball bearings. He can no longer enter many rural areas in Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire. The areas include south of …

Men convicted for illegal fox cruelty at Kimblewick hunt spared jail

TWO men who were convicted of animal cruelty after dragging a trapped fox from a tunnel during a hunt in Oxfordshire have been spared jail. Ian James Kirby Parkinson, 65, of Lower Road, Haddenham, and Mark Anthony Vincent, 53, of Kimblewick, Aylesbury - the President of the Kimblewick Hunt group - were both found guilty …

Former Meynell Hunt members admit illegally hunting wild animal with dogs

18th November 2019 Four other hunt associates have had their case dismissed. Two men have been fined after admitting illegally hunting a wild animal with dogs. Sam Staniland, 32, of Hadleigh, Ipswich; and William Tatler, 46, of The Green, Idridgehay, Belper; were fined £535 each when they appeared at Nottingham Justice Centre. Both men are …

Dad illegally killed nearly 30 badgers and kept them in freezers

7th November 2019 A father of four has admitted illegally shooting nearly 30 badgers outside of culling season and keeping the carcasses in freezers. Scott Milne, 42, appeared at Bodmin Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (November 7) facing three charges. The court heard that Milne was arrested when police, forensics officers and firefighters raided a farm …

Gainsborough man spared jail after admitting badger baiting offences in Nottinghamshire

23rd October 2019 A Gainsborough man has been given a suspended prison sentence and banned from keeping dogs for five years after admitting two badger baiting charges in a Nottinghamshire village. Ryan Smith 26, of Noel Street, pleaded guilty to interfering with a badger sett and attempting to kill a badger, when he appeared before …

Smirking man banned from keeping dogs after terriers found injured from suspected ‘badger baiting’

12th October 2019 A man has been banned from keeping dogs for two years after five of his dogs were found with serious injuries consistent with illegal fighting with badgers. Anthony Oakes, 33, appeared at Kirklees Magistrates Court this week and admitted causing unnecessary suffering by failing to take the dogs to a vet. Back …