Quorn Hunt members suspended and police investigating after report of hunting in Rutland during lockdown
Police are investigating a report of hunting in Rutland during the lockdown.
Two Quorn Hunt members have been suspended after being videoed on horseback, wearing red hunting jackets and with a pack of hounds near Exton Lane, between Exton and Burley-on-the-Hill, on March 18.
Hunting was suspended under lockdown rules and hounds could only be exercised ‘from their kennels’.
A spokesman from the Quorn Hunt said: "Two Masters of the Quorn Hunt have been suspended by the hunt committee as a result of an ongoing inquiry relating to hound exercise which took place on Thursday, March 18.
"The Masters of Foxhounds Association (MFHA) are conducting their own investigation and have suspended one of our Masters from the association pending the conclusion of that inquiry."
A police spokesman added: "Officers have received a report from a member of the public of hunting activity near Exton Lane, Oakham on Thursday, March 18. Inquires are ongoing to establish the full circumstances."