Saboteur 'assaulted' by fox hunter
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Saboteur alleges she was struck at Leicestershire hunt

A man has been arrested after a hunt saboteur was allegedly hit over the head with a riding crop.

Bodycam footage shows a confrontation between Atherstone Hunt members and West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs in Leicestershire, on Saturday morning.

A thud is heard, followed by a scream, and a woman is then seen clutching her head. She was later treated in hospital, the saboteur group said.

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and later bailed.

The Atherstone Hunt said it was cooperating with the police and all available video footage has been handed to them.

  • 13 Feb 2017