A YORKSHIRE hunt member allegedly involved in an attempt to halt a steam train while demonstrating against the Government’s ban on hunting will appear in court next week.
Ivan Richard Holmes, aged 52, of Tylas Farm, Old Byland, in North Yorkshire, has been charged in connection with the protest near Pickering in March.
He is due to appear before Scarborough magistrates on Monday to face a charge of using threatening behaviour likely to cause alarm or distress.
Holmes, a Glaisdale Hunt member, faces a further charge of obstructing or disrupting a person engaged in lawful activity.
The train was being run by the North Yorkshire Moors Railway between Whitby and Pickering when it was allegedly targeted.
Three others were questioned in connection with the incident on March 5, but charges have only been brought against Holmes.