I’ve been asked about the search at the kennels following the arrest of Rose and its validity! As previously stated I suspected there was a good chance that further fox cubs could have been taken to the kennels and would end up suffering a cruel and terrifying death in the same way that first fourContinue reading “(8) My Investigation (Part 3)”
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(7) My Investigation (Part 2)
The Masters of The South Hereford Hunt told me that the Terrierman, Nathan Parry, had found a GPS tracker on his vehicle and that police were going to his house at 3pm on Thursday 2nd June to collect it. I attended his address near Abergavenny at this time. The information I had been given wasContinue reading “(7) My Investigation (Part 2)”
(6) My Investigation (Part 1)
Well, I say my investigation but as you’ve seen, most of the work had already been done by the Hunt Investigation Team. (HIT) For me, it was a job to know where to start. I had some video footage, two suspects who had both made no comment interviews and the bodies of two of theContinue reading “(6) My Investigation (Part 1)”
(5) The HIT Investigation
https://www.facebhttps://www.facebook.com/huntinvestigationteam/ook.com/huntinvestigationteam If I’m honest, at the start I still hadn’t completely got my head around what had happened and how HIT had ended up secretly filming at the SHH kennels. But here it is… HIT had received information that live foxes were being kept on site at the kennels. They also had information that aContinue reading “(5) The HIT Investigation”
(4) The Beginning
I had been a Safer Neighbourhoods officer in Ross on Wye for 4 or 5 years prior to this event. I also lived in the area and as such I had a good knowledge of the community and many people living there. On Thursday 26th May 2016 I received a call from a local HuntContinue reading “(4) The Beginning”
(1) My first Blog
Virgin blogging technophobe so please bear with me. In 2016 The Hunt Investigation Team (HIT) exposed animal cruelty at The South Hereford Hunt kennels in Herefordshire. Live fox cubs were being put to the hounds at the kennels in, presumably what was some barbaric attempt to give the hounds a taste for foxes, certainly aContinue reading “(1) My first Blog”
(2) Before I begin….
Prelude……… Until I joined West Mercia Police, I knew very little about hunting. While growing up in Chipping Norton I worked at The Fox Hotel washing pots and polishing the floors. On Boxing Day the hunt would meet at the entrance to the hotel and we would take sherry out to the riders before theyContinue reading “(2) Before I begin….”
(3) About me.
My Inspector once said to me, “Richard, Why have you never gone for promotion”? I replied, “I’ve got too much integrity sir”!! Born in Wales in 1965, the son of a Police Officer and a Nurse. I have a brother and a sister, both older than me. We moved to Australia when I was 6Continue reading “(3) About me.”