Criminal Behaviour Orders issued to two men after wild animals targeted in East Yorkshire

3rd August 2022 Three men have been convicted of hunting a wild mammal with a dog and trespassing in search of game at Arnold in the East Riding of Yorkshire last year. Michael Berry, 51, of Avon Court, Saltburn-by-the-sea, Callum Raw, 31, of Fenton Court, Boosbeck and Jamie Dewing, 33, of Wharton Place, Boosbeck all …

Four men fined huge sums for poaching offences in Blandford

20th April 2022 FOUR men have been fined huge sums for poaching offences in Blandford following an investigation by Rural Crime officers. The total amount they were collectively fined was over £3,000. On Friday July 30, 2021 Dorset Police received a report of suspected poaching in the Cashmoor area. It was reported that four men …

Two blood sports — one pursued by macho types who risk their lives, the other by cowardly types who take no risk at all

A letter from John Fitzgerald: 22nd July 2022 The tragic deaths of three men in Spanish bull running have re-focused attention on a practice that is hazardous to humans and immensely cruel to animals. Every year people are gored, fatally or otherwise while subjecting bulls to run through populated to run built-up areas, a deeply …

It’s now illegal for these two men to be with a dog anywhere in England

The pair are known poachers/ hare coursers Warren Kelly, aged 36, of Sycamore Drive, Chester, and 58-year-old Andrew Dutton of Clover Place, Chester. 5th July 2022 These two men have been banned from being anywhere in England and Wales with a dog. The pair, Warren Kelly and Andrew Dutton, were given criminal behavior orders after …

Maidstone man first person in the East of England to be fined for hare coursing scheme

30th May 2022 A Maidstone man has become the first person to be fined as part of a hare coursing operation across the East of England. Sydney Samuels, of Oxford Gardens, was handed a £400 fine at Medway Magistrates' Court for breaching a Community Projection Notice (CPN). The 33-year-old appeared on Thursday, May 19, after …