HSA news release 19th November 1994

An otherwise peaceful protest at the Essex Foxhunt disintegrated into widespread violence against protesters by a task force mounted by Essex Police today.

A group of around 200 protesters, including hunt saboteurs, travelled to the Essex Hunt's meet at Good Easter, near Chelmsford, as part of a week-long series of protests against the Criminal Justice Act. Essex Police appear to have anticipated the protesters presence as they were able to quickly deploy a substantial task force at the hunt which included the force's helicopter, a mobile prison, 10 transit vans and several patrol cars and Land Rovers.

HSA news release 5th November 1994

Corby police today demonstrated their astonishing ignorance of the new Criminal Justice Act and total disregard for wasting public money in a bizarre operation involving over 30 police officers and several fire brigade personnel at the Woodland Pytchley Foxhunt at Stoke Albany, near Market Harborough.

Some twenty hunt saboteurs from Cambridge, Leicester, and Northants started the day with a peaceful blockade of the hunt's kennels, delaying them for over an hour. Corby police, keen to demonstrate their incompetence from the start, threatened saboteurs with arrest until they were shown a copy of the Criminal Justice Act and asked to point out which section was being breached. They were unable to do so and made no arrests. During the discussion saboteurs were delighted to see the hunt meet clearly marked on a map the inspector was holding.

HSA news release 2nd October 1994

On Sunday the 2nd of October 1994 an explosive device was placed on or underneath the car of a well known member of the Three Shires Hunt Saboteurs who lives in Milton Keynes. The device exploded at around 09:00, destroying the underside of the vehicle. The timing and nature of the device was such that no consideration was shown to members of the public in the immediate area which on a Sunday morning would have included children. The following statement has been made by the intended victims of the attack.

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