20 April 1998
Farmer jailed for shooting rabbit hunter

A FARMER is to appeal against a jail term imposed for shooting an armed man who was on his land searching for rabbits.

Richard Tudor is serving an 18-month sentence imposed for wounding and recklessly using a firearm at his farm near Wigan, Greater Manchester.

Tudor shot Steven Baker when he “snapped” following a series of incidents at his 27-acre smallholding. Baker was shot while running away.

  • The Times 20/04/98 page 4