Saboteur stabbed at Eridge Hunt (contains photo of wounded hand)

Sussex Police is investigating several offences which occurred during a meeting of the Eridge Hunt near Crowborough on Saturday morning (14th November).

These included an alleged stabbing, in which a hunt saboteur was wounded in the hand.

Tunbridge_Wells-20151114-00071.wmPolice have said a 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm with intent to a 51-year-old man.  After being questioned he was released on bail until 21st December while enquiries continue.

Also being investigated are minor assaults, public disorder, theft and criminal damage.

The Hunt Saboteur Association have issued their own account of the events on Saturday morning and they have posted the above photo showing the alleged injury on their website.  In the statement Lee Moon, a spokesperson for the Association, said:

Saboteurs are used to such violence.  It doesn’t deter us and in fact only makes us more determined to stop them illegally hunting and killing wildlife.

One person told CrowboroughLife they saw some hunt demonstrators on Limekiln Forest Road dressed all in black, including one who had a scarf over the lower part of their face.  They said they were horrified people were dressed like this the day after the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to contact Sussex Police, either email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Rush.

Alternatively you can get in touch the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

2 comments on “Saboteur stabbed at Eridge Hunt (contains photo of wounded hand)
  1. Unfortunately, hunt monitors have to protect their identies as hunt thugs have a tendency to cause damage to their property and vehicles, if they ascertain who they are,and where they live. As for the comment about the Paris atrocities, my understanding is, terrorists blend in in order to fulfill their crimes against humanity, so the attire of hunt sabs is a moot point. Further to that comment, perhaps the hunt could have made a respectful decision to stay home that day, and not endeavour to commit violence against the British countryside, and wildlife. Before any hunt supporter jumps in saying hunts only hunt within the law, we all know that there is video and witness evidence documented to suggest otherwise. That doesn’t include the numerous postings on social websites proudly declaring ‘hunting has not stopped since the ban, and never will’. The hunt monitors are just there to ensure the hunts obey the law of the land, and if hunts are just trail hunting, why would they object?

  2. Absolutely disgusted that the pro hunt are using what happened in Paris as propaganda against hunt saboteurs. Saboteurs need to protect their identity because of fear of recriminations from those who like to kill wildlife for fun. Shocking!

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