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 …

From Derbyshire Rural Crime Team

COURT RESULT At Nottingham Magistrates court today (15th November 2019) in relation to a hunting case. 2 former members of the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt have pleaded Guilty under Section 1 of the Hunting Act (autumn hunting). The offence occurred in October 2018. William TATLER the Hunt Master at the time and Sam STANILAND …

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 …