Man faces new fox hunting charge

Trevor Adams

Trevor Adams

A huntsman has been charged with breaking anti-hunt legislation a year after being cleared in a similar case.

Trevor Adams, Master of the Buccleuch Foxhounds, allegedly contravened the Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Act 2002.

He was charged in relation to an incident on 10 October at a farm near Kelso.

The Buccleuch hounds are alleged to have been seen pursuing a fox across a field before it was killed.

A report outlining the circumstances of the incident will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

Mr Adams was the first huntsman to be prosecuted under the 2002 Protection of Wild Mammals Act and went on trial last December but was found not guilty.

Source : BBC News

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