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Hunt saboteur convicted of assault on a Master of a hunt

A hunt saboteur has been convicted of assault on a Master of a hunt following a court case held at Crewe Magistrates Court on Monday, 25th March.

Paul Allman pleaded guilty to the charges following an incident with the Cheshire Hunt on 4th December 2018. He was fined £200 plus £230 costs and victim surcharge.

Tim Bonner, chief executive of the Countryside Alliance said: "Hunts in Cheshire have had to deal with a particularly nasty campaign of animal rights extremism over the last few months so it was good to hear that one of the ringleaders of the hunt saboteurs has pleaded guilty to assault.

"This sort of behaviour is regrettably common from anti-hunt extremists but the Countryside Alliance can help hunts and others in bringing forward allegations of criminal activity by hunt saboteurs where the evidence is available and people are willing to make complaints.

"There are a number of other live investigations of criminal activity by hunt saboteurs being carried out by police forces across the country and we hope to see further convictions in the coming months. By working together hunts, hunting associations and the Countryside Alliance can send out a clear message that harassment, assault and anti-social behaviour by anti-hunt extremists are unacceptable in the countryside."

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