HSA news release 7th June 1995

Court case reveals off-duty cop took part in mob attack

Northumbria police today suffered a humiliating defeat in a case of aggravated trespass against five hunt saboteurs heard at Hexham Magistrates Courts. The five saboteurs were arrested on 19th November 1994 at the Tynedale Foxhunt, about an hour after the start of the hunt.

HSA news release May 29th 1995

Ten saboteurs received hospital treatment in Dorset today after a terrifying ambush by hunt heavies at the Ytene Minkhunt. Twenty-three saboteurs had attended the hunt meet on the River Stour in Marnhull, near Shaftesbury, Dorset: only four escaped injury.

Criminal Justice Act results: Convicted - 7.1%; Dropped - 43.6%

A dramatic new report on the first season of the implementation of the new offence of aggravated trespass created by the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act shows the policy has been an expensive disaster.


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