Four men charged for hunting animals with dogs

Four men have been charged following an alleged incident of poaching in Lincolnshire. The men from Rotherham have been charged with hunting wild mammals with dogs following the alleged incident that was reported in Irnham overnight on Friday October 6 and Saturday October 7. Carl Fantom, 31 of Wales Road, Kiveton Park, Rotherham, Christopher Hancock, …

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Belfast man Neil Pinkerton charged over dog fighting and animal cruelty to stand trial

November 4 2017 An east Belfast man has denied a string of charges linked to animal cruelty, including being present at four separate animal fights in one month. Neil Pinkerton, from Clandeboye Street, is to stand trial next month on a total of 13 offences involving animals. Last week the 29-year-old appeared at Belfast Crown …

Hunt supporters appear in court on robbery and wounding charges at Vale of Belvoir meet

Monday 23 October 2017 Two men appeared in court today (Monday) charged with robbery and wounding/inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent, in an incident believed to have taken place during a meeting of the Belvoir Hunt. George Grant (56) and 25-year-old Thomas Grant, both of Belvoir, faced the charges in the dock at Leicester Magistrates …

‘Country gent’ caught with loaded semi-automatic shotgun after he assaulted wife

19/10/2017 A Cotswold 'countryman' caught with an illegal pistol and a semi-automatic shotgun in his home was jailed for three years yesterday by a judge who branded him 'dangerous' and 'grossly irresponsible. Police found the weapons at 47-year-old Duncan Giles' former home in Hidcote Road, Ebrington, near Chipping Campden, when they were called to the …

Farmer arrested over alleged quad bike assault

Farmer arrested over alleged quad bike assault Thursday 19 October 2017 A farmer has been arrested on suspicion of assault following a confrontation between hunt saboteurs. Leicestershire Police arrested the 44-year-old after an incident in Ratcliffe Culey at the weekend. A police spokeswoman said: “The force received a report at 12.31pm on Saturday 14 October …

Hunt supporter attacked saboteurs’ vehicle during Atherstone Hunt meeting

Supporter slashed protesters' tyres during Atherstone Hunt meeting 18th Oct 2017 John Hadfield attacked saboteurs' vehicle during Atherstone Hunt meeting A fox hunting supporter has been found guilty of slashing the tyres of a protester’s vehicle. John Hadfield targeted the hunt saboteurs' Mercedes Vito during a meeting of the Atherstone Hunt in rural Leicestershire last …