Northamptonshire Police, Money to Burn?

Hunt saboteurs from the Northants and West Midlands groups visited the Oakley hunt on Saturday 28/12/2013. On their arrival the hunt were clearly hunting foxes and the sabs had to intervene to enable an animal to escape. Shortly after this a police helicopter arrived, which it later transpired was called in from Leicestershire expressly for …

Vicious Assault on Hunt Saboteur by Huntsman and chum of Nigel Farage

During a meet of the Old Surrey Burstow & West Kent Foxhounds at Fordcombe, Kent on the 14th December, huntsman Mark Bycroft launched an unprovoked assault on a hunt saboteur. Despite calling 999 Kent police failed to take any action on the day. Following complaints they reviewed the video evidence and, although he has a …

Residents’ shock as the Beaufort hunt hurtled through Tetbury town centre last Monday

TERRIFIED Tetbury residents have reported the Beaufort Hunt to police after a pack of hounds ran through the town centre on Monday. Resident Peter Martin saw the hunt come right past his house on Longfurlong Lane and said it was “completely unacceptable” for such an activity to take place in a residential area. He claims …

An “impartial” magistrate passes sentence on an illegal fox hunter

Published on Oct 18, 2013 Zsa Roggendorff chaired a bench of magistrates that passed sentence on Nick Bycroft, huntsman of the Crawley and Horsham Hunt, on 17 Sept 2013. This was for a Hunting Act offence. She admitted being a neighbour of the defendant , but earlier footage showing hunting on "her land" indicates that …

Four members of the Middleton Hunt are to face prosecution for Hunting Act and animal cruelty offences

28 June 2013 Four member of the Middleton Hunt, including the Huntsman and the Whipper-in, have been summonsed to appear at Court on 15 July 2013 for offences under the Hunting Act 2004 and the Animal Welfare Act 2006. A report was made to Humberside Police by The League following an incident on land near …

Man accused of badger sett disturbance to appear in court following investigations by the League

28 June 2013 William Staines has been summonsed to appear before Canterbury & St. Augustine Magistrates’ Court on Friday 28th June 2013, charged with an offence of Interfering with a badger sett. The case is based upon surveillance evidence provided by League investigators in respect of an incident which is alleged to have occurred on …

Gamekeepers fined for threats to monitors

Friday, June 28, 2013 By Tina Rowe An incident in which two hunt monitors were threatened, sworn at and had their camcorders wrenched from their hands ended in court appearances for three hunt supporters. Gamekeepers Lee Mabey and Lewis Longstaff and unemployed carpenter Paul Bennett, all supporters of the Dorset-based Cattistock Hunt, admitted using threatening …

Cheshire huntsman cautioned for threatening League 65-year-old hunt monitor

Cheshire huntsman and international show jumper, Keith Shore has been issued with a Police caution for threatening behaviour against a volunteer League Against Cruel Sports Hunt Monitor. During a Cheshire Hounds Hunt on 12th February 2013 at Church Minshull in Cheshire, Keith Shore from Little Leigh, near Northwich, threateningly rode his horse at a 65 …