ATHERSTONE HUNT SUPPORTER LAURA CAINES FOUND GUILTY OF TWO COUNTS OF ASSAULT BY BEATINGToday Atherstone Hunt supporter Laura Caines was found guilty of two counts of assault by beating at Loughbourgh Magistrates Court. The incident happened on the 28th February 2015 after a fox was chased and illegally hunted by hounds in front of huntsman Stuart Barton and Hunt Saboteurs. Barton immediately rides his horse into the nearest saboteur pinning them against a wall. Caines then attacks the same saboteur from behind by putting them in a head lock, hitting them over the head and then attempting to steal their camcorder. She then moved on to the other sab who was filming, grabbed her and then dug her nails into the sabs check causing it to bleed. She again tried to steal the camcorder that had filmed the incident. Magistrates found her guilty in her absence after offering no defence. A warrant has been issued for her arrest so that she can be sentenced.
Posted by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs on Monday, December 21, 2015
Anti-hunt sabateur attacker found guilty – The Hinckley Times
Anti-fox hunt protester attacked during Atherstone Hunt meeting -The Coventry Telegraph
Fox hunter caught on camera putting protester in headlock during shocking violent assault – The Mirror
“We are pleased with the outcome as the evidence shows numerous assaultsIt is always gratifying when one of the violent blood sports community is held accountable for their actions. The police and CPS were forced to act in this instance due to compelling video evidence.”