Wildlife crime and heritage crime court case
Posted 6th January 2018
North Yorkshire Police have confirmed that three men – Sean Stringwell, Michael Sharp and Danny Smithson – are due to appear before Harrogate Magistrates’ Court at 09.30 on Thursday 14th June 2018, charged with offences under the Hunting Act 2004, the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.
The alleged offences are said to have been committed in Rougemont Carr Wood, North Yorkshire on Tuesday 21st November 2017.
The Badsworth and Bramham Moor Hounds were due to meet nearby on that same day.
The police investigation was conducted as a result of evidence provided by professional investigators employed by animal welfare charity League Against Cruel Sports.
Martin Sims, Director of Investigations at the League Against Cruel Sports, said:
“We welcome the news that three people will face a range of charges at Harrogate Magistrates Court including offences under the Hunting Act 2004, the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 and the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979.”
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