Saturday, 15 August 2009
The Hunting Act: Another Case Collapses
A case brought under the Hunting Act collapsed last week. Robert McCarthy, Huntsman of the Percy Hunt in Northumberland had been charged with illegally hunting a mammal but the District Judge Stephen Earl ruled on Thursday that there was insufficient evidence and threw the case out. Robert McCarthy was charged over an alleged incident on 12th November 2008 and three days had been set aside at South East Northumberland Magistrates to hear it. Following the collapse of the case Mr McCarthy has been awarded costs.