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Leicestershire Police pay settlement to West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs

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A police force has paid an out of court settlement after being sued for malicious prosecution.

Leicestershire Police decided to settle out of court last month after receiving independent legal advice rather than go to trial in a civil court case where they were accused of favouring fox hunts over hunt saboteurs.

The case was brought about after police attended a demonstration in August 2017 after reports that a saboteur was causing public disorder. They were charged with three counts of causing harassment, alarm or distress.

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