Five face fox cub ‘killing’ charges

By Mark Elson   |   Senior Reporter   |
Wednesday 30th May 2018 7:42 am
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FIVE people, including a man from the Chepstow area, are facing animal cruelty charges after fox cubs were allegedly thrown to hounds at a hunt’s kennels.

Paul Reece, 47, from Itton, appeared at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on charges connected with the South Herefordshire Hunt .

Undercover footage was allegedly captured of fox cubs being taken into the kennels to be killed by the hounds.

Anti-hunt protestors contacted police after installing hidden cameras at the Wormelow kennels in 2016.

The footage also allegedly showed a man appearing to dump a dead fox cub in a wheelie bin near a large iron shed where the hounds are kept.

Reece is charged with causing unnecessary suffering to an animal.

Also facing animal cruelty charges are Paul Oliver, 39, Nathan Parry, 38, Julie Elmore, 54 and Hannah Rose, 29.

The five were granted unconditional bail to reappear on June 19.

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