HSA news release 17th October 2006
Frazer Sibley a hunt supporter of Bignor Park Road Nursery, Bignor Park Road, Bignor, West Sussex was found guilty at Chichester Magistrates Court (17 Oct. 06) of assaulting Christopher Black during a meet of the Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt on 17th February 05. This was the last legal day of fox hunting in England and Wales.
Sibley was given a two year Conditional Discharge and ordered to pay £250 costs. On Aug 25, 06, Lewes Crown Court fined hunt supporter Wayne Spencer £400 with £700 costs for an assault during the same incident
HSA news release 16th September 2006
Blatant illegal hunting ignored by Suffolk Police - Police target wrong side as hunt kill and protestors are harassed
The Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) today condemned the activities of Suffolk Police after they ignored a hunt killing a fox, and then proceeded to allow further incidents of illegal hunting choosing instead to target and harass the hunt monitors present trying to collect evidence of it.
The incident happened at a 'cubbing' meet of the Essex and Suffolk Fox Hounds, who met at 7am at Coles Green, near Ipswich. Despite claiming to have laid a false trail to follow, they then abandoned this and switched to hunting under the loophole of using a bird of prey to kill any fox flushed by hounds. The hunt was clearly seen by monitors to be chasing the fox, which hounds ultimately caught and killed by ripping out its belly
HSA news release 8th September 2006
Call for police to target the real hunt criminals as case against 7 anti-hunt protestors collapses
The Hunt Saboteurs Association (HSA) today called on both the police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to target their resources on the hunters, not hunt saboteurs, after the dramatic collapse of a 5 day trial at Hastings Crown Court. The case against 7 anti-hunt protestors was dismissed by the Judge due to ‘abuse of procedure’ by the prosecution side. The case dated back to an alleged incident in February this year, in which saboteurs where present at a meet of the East Sussex and Romney Marsh Hunt who met at Northiam in East Sussex, at which protestors were arrested and charged with Violent Disorder. Despite a blatant lack of evidence from the outset, the charges were not dropped upon further investigation of the facts, but later simply downgraded to ‘Aggravated Trespass’. The 7 all pleaded ‘Not Guilty’ to the charges and the case proceeded to court.
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