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Father and son found guilty of breaching fox hunting law

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A father and son from the Jedforest Hunt have been found guilty of breaching Scotland's fox hunting laws.

67-year-old John Clive Richardson and his son, 24-year-old Johnny Riley, have been fined a total of £650.

The pair denied the accusation after a video filmed by investigators showed a fox being dug out of a hole and then chased by a pack of hounds.

The video was filmed at Townfoothill near Jedburgh in February 2016, by an employee of the League Against Cruel Sports.

The trial at Jedburgh Sheriff Court had several days of evidence from members of the League Against Cruel Sports, police and the two accused.

It's the first ever conviction under legislation for the protection of wild mammals Scotland act 2002.