Two men charged of hunting a wild animal with dogs in relation to Northamptonshire hunt

Two men have been summoned to appear in court to answer illegal hunting allegations relating to a hunt operating in Northamptonshire.

Friday, 3rd June 2016, 11:57 am
Updated Friday, 3rd June 2016, 1:07 pm
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The 44-year-old and a 64-year-old, who have not been named, are accused of hunting a wild animal with dogs.

It is alleged to have taken place during the Fitzwilliam Hunt - one of Britain’s oldest formed during the reign of Richard II.

The Hunt takes place over 600 square miles of land between Stamford and Higham Ferrers.

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According to the Fitzwilliam Hunt’s website, the group only perform activities which are “legal and permitted under the Hunting Act”.

The 44-year-old is also charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Both men, from Peterborough, will appear at Peterborough Magistrates Court on July 27.