Today Mark Davies plead not guilty to two charges of assault on sabs at Chesterfield Magistrates Court. The charges come after an incident which occurred at the 2019 New Years Day meet of the Barlow Hunt, which was attended by Sheffield and West Yorkshire Hunt Sabs.
Davies, ex master of the Barlow and secretary of the Pennine Foxhounds, is an immigration judge. In December 2018 he was professionally disciplined for prejudicial remarks against Iranians. Previously, he made the news after his appearance in a naked calendar, to raise money for the Pennine Hunt, alongside wife and current Barlow joint master Joan Williams, Who is the ex South Yorkshire Police Superintendant.
Last year, The Barlow made headlines as joint master Chris White was filmed baiting a trap and catching a badger in the Peak District. The Pennine hunt also made the papers in 2005, when their huntsman vowed to break the law in order to continue hunting.
Davies goes to trial on the 12th November.
Lee Moon, spokesperson for the Hunt saboteurs Association, stated: " Clearly Davies is a man with little respect for the law. We imagine this case won't go anywhere as the judiciary will stick together and protect one of their own but his lack of character is obvious and we're sure the public can draw their own conclusions as to his guilt.
Davies disciplined: https://www.freemovement.org.
uk/naked-calendar-immigration- judge-disciplined-for- prejudicial-remarks-about- iranians/
Davies and Williams appear in naked hunt fundraiser calendar: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/
news/article-428527/His- Honour-Mr-July-police-chief- wife-pose-nude-calendar.html
Barlow Joint Master trapping badgers https://www.google.com/amp/s/
Pennine huntsman vows to flout hunting ban: https://www.google.com/amp/s/
www.manchestereveningnews.co. uk/news/local-news/huntsman- vows-to-defy-fox-ban-1130710. amp