Former Northants hunt member to appear in court accused of riding horse over saboteur

Chris Mardles will appear before magistrates tomorrow 5th May 2022 A former whipper-in will appear in court charged with grievous bodily harm after a hunt saboteur was seriously injured during an incident in the Northamptonshire countryside. Animal rights activist and hunt saboteur Mel Broughton was with the Northants Hunt Sabs when the incident is said …

Court case adjourned for huntsman accused of seriously injuring a protester near Harborough

The court case has now been moved to Monday May 23 9th May 2022 A huntsman accused of seriously injuring a hunt saboteur in countryside near Market Harborough is now set to appear in court later this month. Chris Mardles, 25, was due to go before magistrates in Northampton last Friday (May 6) charged with …

The cheek of it

Sign blocking pavement on Manchester Road is removed 6th April 2022 A ROAD sign blocking a pavement in Knutsford town centre has been removed. The direction sign for a Cheshire Forest Hunt point to point steeplechase at Tabley House on Sunday blocked the path on Manchester Road for anyone using a wheelchair or pushing a …

Hunt supporters fined after violence broke out with saboteurs during Boxing Day meet in Wiltshire

6th April 2022 Three men have been fined for punching hunt saboteurs at a Boxing Day hunt in Wiltshire. Clashes broke out outside the Red Lion pub, in Lacock, when the Avon Vale Hunt met on December 27 last year - a day later than is tradition because Boxing Day fell on a Sunday. In …