08 December 1998
Hunt official drank sheep-dip

A HUNT official is recovering in intensive care after drinking sheep dip rather than whisky.

Raymond Shiels swallowed a mouthful of the brown liquid as the Jed Forest Hunt passed through the Borders town of Jedburgh on Saturday.

He immediately started convulsing before being taken to Borders General Hospital where he was put on a life-support machine.

  • The Guardian 08/12/98 page 9 (News in Brief)
  • The Daily Telegraph 08/12/98 page 7