**MORE VIOLENCE FROM THE ATHERSTONE HUNT**Please like and share**Hunt supporter punches sabs in face and shoves them down a ditch**Then rides them down on his quad bikeJust a week after a meeting in which the Atherstone Hunt joint-masters told off all their supporters for continued bad behaviour and warned them not to assault or abuse saboteurs, sabs are badly assaulted by the Atherstone Hunt. https://www.facebook.com/WestMidsHuntSabs/videos/1206387039506368/Sabs were peacefully filming the hunt when an angry supporter / farmer who had been watching the hunt sped up to them on his quad bike and immediately started throwing punches. One sab ends up in the hedge whilst another is shoved down a ditch. He continues lashing out at anyone near him. Sabs began walking away from him and back to the road to diffuse the situation only for the angry hunt supporter to begin riding them down on his quad bike. One Sab is hit and ends up in the ditch, once out of the ditch however the quad is driven into him again at speed. The sab was thrown into the ditch and luckily escaped any serious injuries. However it could have been a different story especially if the quad had not stopped and landed on top of the sab in the ditch. The person in question is a known Atherstone Hunt supporter who was filmed last year running at sabs with an iron bar. Leicestershire Police were informed of this previous incident but decided to take no further action… https://www.facebook.com/WestMidsHuntSabs/videos/988138277997913/The threats of violence continued back on the road as other hunt supporters joined in. One supporter tried to snatch a camera whilst another issued death threats. To round it all off one Atherstone follower threatened to flash his penis….So the Atherstone Hunts new policy is in tatters but we are not surprised, no matter how many final warnings this hunt are given the Atherstone Hunt will not and can not change. We wait to see how the MFHA deals with this one…Elsewhere the huntsman again struggled to keep the hounds under control whilst a group of riders lead by one of the joint-masters surrounded the sab vehicle before riding their horses into the path of the vehicle in an attempt to make it look like the sab was driving into them. Extremely dangerous for the horse and rider. This behaviour was led by the same joint-master who can be heard in their recent meeting warning the rest of the hunt not to engage with or abuse the antis. If the masters can't follow their own advice then there is no hope for the rest of the hunt. A separate video of this incident will followOnce the Atherstone Hunt had finished we came across the North Warwickshire Beagles who were in the same area. Upon seeing us they immediately exited the field they were in and packed up. A separate report on this will follow. Thank you to Atherstone Hunt Watch who joined and helped usThank you to everyone who has recently donated https://www.paypal.me/westmidlandhuntsabsYou can also set up a standing order with us. sort code-089299 account no-65488120
Posted by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs on Sunday, October 15, 2017
‘Get off my land’: Shocking violence as farmer bellowing ‘you’re on private property’ leaps off quad bike to throw punches at hunt saboteurs then RAMS one into a ditch as they try to flee – Daily Mail
West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs attacked by angry farmer – Express and Star
Shocking footage shows hunt saboteur knocked over by quad bike in Leicestershire village – Leicester Mercury
Saboteurs punched in face and pushed into ditch then ridden down by angry hunt supporter
On Saturday 14th October members of West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs were peacefully monitoring the Atherstone Hunt in Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire when a known hunt supporter who had been watching the hunt sped over to the saboteurs and started throwing punches at them. One saboteur ends up in a hedge after being punched in the face whilst another is shoved into a ditch. The angry hunt supporter can be seen going from person to person attacking whoever he can. As the saboteurs are leaving the track back towards the road the angry hunt supporter jumps on his quad bike and starts riding people down. One saboteur is hit by the quad and ends up falling into the ditch, after getting out of the ditch the same person is then hit again with more speed by the quad and is thrown back into the ditch. The violence continues back on the road as other hunt supporters get involved issuing death threats to the saboteurs and also trying to steal their cameras. One hunt supporter even threatens to flash his penis.
A spokesperson from West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs said
“this was absolutely shocking violence from the Atherstone Hunt, the Saboteurs were just standing peacefully filming the hunt when they were violently attacked out of the blue. The saboteurs decided to leave the area to diffuse the situation only to be driven at by the hunt member at speed. The people hit by the quad were extremely lucky not to have been hospitalised with serious injuries”
The incident has been reported to Leicestershire Police.
This is not the first time this individual has violently attacked saboteurs, last year he was filmed running at saboteurs with an iron bar. This previous incident was reported to Leicestershire Police who decided to take no further action. https://www.facebook.com/WestMidsHuntSabs/videos/988138277997913/
UPDATE: It is now known that this hunt supporter is called Ashley Davies and is the son in law of the Atherstone Hunts Chairperson