Huntsman found guilty of blocking badger sett

A member of the Middleton Hunt has been ordered to do 120 hours community service after he was found guilty of blocking up a badger sett at a two day trial at Scarborough magistrates court. 44-year-old Lee Martin, who's a terrierman with the Malton-based Hunt, was also ordered to pay £970 costs after he was found guilty of interfering with a badger sett near Scrayingham last March. The case was brought by the Crown Prosecution Service following an investigation by the League Against Cruel Sports.