Drug gang leaders who exploited children are jailed

One member of the gang is Ben Freer a well known wildlife killer (see images below) 30th April 2021 LEADERS of a seaside drug gang that recruited children to help them peddle heroin and cocaine in their neighbourhood have been jailed. The "P-line" gang used mass advertising techniques, sending out text messages from mobile phones …

Hunt master loses his position after celebration birthday hunt during lockdown

25th April 2021 A leading British huntsman has lost his position as Master of one of the nation’s most prestigious hunts following an investigation into a 70th Birthday celebration hunt during lockdown. Joss Hanbury was found to have “seriously damaged the reputation of hunting” after a birthday gathering of hounds and fellow Quorn Hunt members …

Egg thief sentenced for stealing from endangered wild birds in the Peak District and Holmfirth

23rd April 2021 Terence Potter from Huddersfield has been sentenced in court after taking 200 eggs from endangered wild birds. Mr Potter, 63, was given a 12-week sentence, suspended for 12 months, today, (23 April) at Sheffield Magistrates' Court, for offences relating to the taking and possession of wild birds’ eggs. He was charged with …

Three men from Surrey and East Hampshire convicted of hare coursing

10th March 2021 Three men from Surrey and East Hampshire convicted of hare coursing following a 17 month police investigation. The incident happened back in 2019 on a farm in West Hanningfield in Essex. A farmer called Essex Police to report that four men with lurcher dogs were walking across his land and were believed …

Farmer recorded men who caused cattle to stampede while ‘lamping’ rabbits, court hears

Tullamore District Court heard that cattle on Greg Neville's farmland at Lynally, Tullamore stampeded through a fence after being startled on May 11, 2019. 8th April 2021 A YOUNG Tipperary man has been prosecuted after an Offaly farmer used his mobile phone to record him lamping rabbits on his land. Tullamore District Court heard that …

Hunt masters suspended after riding out with hounds during lockdown for ’70th birthday surprise’

29th March 2021 One of the country’s most prestigious hunts has suspended two of their hunt masters after a 70th “birthday surprise” during national lockdown in which they dressed up in full hunting attire and rode out with their hounds. The Quorn Hunt in Leicestershire suspended the senior members following “hunting activity” on land at …

Animal cruelty bill passed by MPs despite Tories ‘talking out’ for two hours

12th March 2021 Progress on a bill to introduce tougher punishments for animal abusers was almost 'timed out' after Christopher Chope and Philip Davies talked for more than two hours in an earlier debate. A bill to introduce tougher punishments for animal abusers has passed a Commons hurdle - despite being put in jeopardy by …

Cat killed by pack of hounds and then thrown over a fence by huntsman

The hunting party fled the scene quickly but one man returned to allegedly offer Mini's owner money. 6th March 2021 The neighbour of a woman whose 14-year-old rescue cat was savagely mauled to death by a group of hunting hounds caught the whole shocking incident on camera. In the video, which CornwallLive has seen and …