Statement in relation to allegations of an illegal fox hunt in the Beeston area Date published: 6th February 2017 10.43am

“We are aware of the footage and the allegations that an illegal hunt has taken place. Our rural and wildlife trained officers are looking into the allegations. It is not a police matter to determine what is or is not hunting, this can only be determined in court. The role of the police is to investigate alleged or apparent breaches of the Hunting Act, to gather evidence, and to pass that evidence to the appropriate authority to consider prosecution. Our investigation is in the early stages and we will do our best to update you on our progress.”