‘Altercation’ at hunt meet in Brampford Speke sparks police appeal

Police investigating an ‘altercation’ at a hunt meet in Brampford Speke on Saturday (March 14) want to hear from witnesses.

Officers say they are are investigating suspected actual bodily harm which is said to have happened during an incident allegedly involving Silverton Hunt members,  the public and saboteurs at Upton Pyne Hill.

An allegation of criminal damage to a vehicle is also being looked into.

A force spokesperson said: “Officers are currently investigating suspected actual bodily harm (ABH) on a 29-year-old man which occurred during an altercation between members of the Silverton Hunt and members of the public, some of whom are understood to be hunt saboteurs, at Upton Pyne Hill, Brampford Speke on Saturday, March 14.

“Police are also investigating criminal damage to a vehicle belonging to a member of the public in connection with the incident which occurred between 1.20pm and 3.45pm.

“The incident has generated considerable interaction across social media.”

Devon and Cornwall Police said all allegations connected with hunts were assessed and investigated appropriately according to the Hunting Act 2004.

Anyone at the hunt meet with unedited footage and images is asked to contact police and to give a statement.

If you have information to help the investigation, contact police on 101 and quote crime reference CR/022298/20.

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