Ashwell man in court over badger sett charges
A man has been charged with two counts of interfering with badger setts ahead of a hunt meeting.
Dean Jones, 44, of Cottesmore Road, Ashwell, will appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on July 22 charged with blocking a badger sett and causing a dog to enter it on November 29, 2014. The incident happened hours before the Cottesmore Hunt set off from a meet nearby.
The charges were made after evidence was submitted to police by the League Against Cruel Sports.
Interfering with badger setts has been illegal since 2004.