Man given first criminal behaviour order for poaching offences in North Yorkshire

13th September 2022 The 32-year-old was found guilty of hunting wild mammals with dogs A man has become the first offender in North Yorkshire to be given a criminal behaviour order for poaching offences, after being found guilty of hunting wild mammals with dogs. 32-year-old Ryan Thomas Spence, from Redcar and Cleveland, was also handed …

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 …

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 …

Lancaster homes raided and arrests made over animal offences

25thMay 2022 Police and the RSPCA executed six warrants in Lancaster this morning. Two men have been arrested in connection with alleged deer and animal welfare offences. Lancashire Constabulary's West Rural Task Force and officers from the RSPCA raided six properties in Lancaster this morning (May 25). The warranted were executed under the Animal Welfare …

Three convicted for hunting with dogs which led to death of a deer

10th March 2022 Three people from Doncaster were convicted earlier this week for poaching offences. Matthew Vann (26) of The Boulevard, Edenthorpe, Ellie Scorer (21) of Tennyson Road, Bentley, and Lewis Hill (21) of Bentley Road, Bentley, appeared at Bridlington Magistrates Court on Monday 7 March. All three were found guilty of hunting wild mammals …

Poaching equipment seized in Hexham by Northumbria Police and RSPCA

12th January 2022 A HAUL of poaching and hunting equipment has been seized as part of a joint day of action between Northumbria Police and the RSPCA. Officers from the rural crime team and Alnwick and Hexham NPT, alongside partners from the RSPCA and National Wildlife Crime Unit, executed warrants at two addresses - one …

Suffolk’s farms a no go zone for 4 hare coursers

28th September 2021 Four poachers have been banned from stepping foot on Suffolk's farmland while with certain breeds of dogs after they were caught hare coursing. Thomas Connors, 43, Patrick Rooney, 36, Anthony Connors, 34, and James Bell, 20, were handed an order which bans them being on private agricultural or farm land, or any …

24 MILLION ‘GAMEBIRDS’ SHIPPED TO THE UK TO BE SHOT

10th August 2021 The Hunt Saboteurs Association can reveal that over 24 million pheasants and partridges were imported to the UK in 2020. Shockingly, 24,372,048 of these birds were shipped to shooting estates across the UK last year, despite the national lockdowns severely curtailing much of the shooting season. Factory farms across Europe, in which …