Two deny breaking the law banning fox hunting with dogs

Hunt monitor video The prosecution said video filmed by two hunt monitors showed an illegal hunt

A Master of the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt has denied breaking the law which bans hunting with dogs.

John Greenall, 52, of Wootton near Ashbourne, Derbyshire; and hunt worker Glenn Morris, 44, of Tutbury, Staffordshire; deny hunting a wild mammal with a dog.

Derby magistrates heard that a video made by hunt monitors showed an illegal hunt.

But the defence said the hounds were exercising, following artificial scent.

Two hunt monitors filmed members of the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt at Sutton on the Hill, Derbyshire, last October.

Fox expert Professor Stephen Harris told the court that, on the video, the excited squeals of fox hounds could be heard inside the wood.

He said: "That sound is, they've found a fox, it's fresh, they're on top of it."

The case for the defence is due to begin on Thursday.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Derby



15 °C 8 °C


  • Spanner CrabEdible images

    Are these the best food photographs of the past year?

  • Beckford's TowerFolly or fact?

    The unlikely debt capital of Britain

  • European starlingBird-brained

    How 60 starlings multiplied into a nightmare flock of 200 million

  • Observatory in Chile with sun in the backgroundStar struck

    Why tourists are flocking to Chile's observatories

  • Two people using sign language Signing out

    The decline of regional dialects for the deaf

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.