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Fox hunt supporters convicted of brutal attack on charity workers

Two men were convicted today at Leicester Crown Court of seriously assaulting two League Against Cruel Sports professional investigators who were attacked whilst monitoring a fox hunt on behalf of the animal welfare charity.


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Author: Luis Calvo

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