Hunt saboteur jailed after violence

04 August 1998

Hunt saboteur jailed after violence

A SABOTEUR who attacked the joint masters and whipper-in of a foxhunt was jailed for nine months.

Philip Desousa hit the hunt officials with a plank of wood at a meet of the Southdown and Eridge Hunt at East Chiltington, near Lewes, East Sussex.

Desousa, 25, of Brighton, East Sussex, denied causing an affray and three charges of common assault but was found guilty after a retrial.

  • The Daily Telegraph 04/08/98

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