Accrington man jailed for arranging dog fights

AN ACCRINGTON man has today been jailed for six months for arranging dog fights. In June 2007, police and RSPCA officers executed a warrant at two addresses in Blackburn Road, Accrington and Richmond Road, Blackburn. When officers entered the Blackburn Road address, blood was found on the walls. DNA samples were taken and the results …

Three Men and Youth Admit Illegal Hare Coursing

THREE men and a youth found in a muddy 4x4 vehicle with a number of lurcher dogs have admitted illegal hare coursing. The four hare courses were caught at Lowers Farm, Six Mile Bottom, on August 13, Ely magistrates were told on Thursday. Danny King, 22, of Dartford, Kent; George King, 25, of Bexleyheath, Kent; …

Gamekeeper who clubbed badgers to death spared jail

Damien Pearse The Guardian, Saturday September 20 2008 A teenage gamekeeper who clubbed to death badgers and shot buzzards then recorded the illegal killings in a coded diary has been spared jail. Kyle Burden claimed he killed the animals ahead of the shooting season to protect pheasants and partridges, game for wealthy visitors to a …

Men fined for hunting a wild mammal and causing a dog to enter a badger sett

A man from Penrith and another from Skipton have been fined £200 each after hunting a fox with a dog and causing a dog to enter a badger sett. John Joseph Bowman, 19, of Lakeland View, Greengill, Penrith and William Smith, 27, of Keighley Road, Skipton today (Monday 19 May 2008) pleaded guilty to both …

Fox huntsman smashed saboteur’s car window

Huntsman Michael Nicholson, of Coniston Foxhounds, pleaded guilty to criminal damage after attacking a saboteur’s car A HUNTSMAN smashed the window of a hunt saboteur’s car. Michael Gerald Nicholson, who works for Coniston Foxhounds, smashed the window of a Ford Escort with three saboteurs inside. Nicholson, 40, pleaded guilty to criminal damage when he appeared …