Updated: Statement in relation to allegations of an illegal fox hunt in the Beeston area Date published: 6th February 2017 4.47pm

Police are continuing their investigation into allegations of an illegal hunt in Beeston over the weekend.

We take these allegations seriously and we appeal to anyone who either witnessed the hunt, or has original footage of the hunt in Beeston at the weekend (Saturday 4th February) to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 297 of 4 February 2017.

If you were there and took any footage on your phone or video camera at the time, we will arrange with you to come and collect a hard copy.

In particular if you were there and took the original footage that is currently circulating on social media, I would ask you to contact police so that we can arrange to collect it.

We will continue to update you on our investigation, but I’d like to reassure you that we do take rural crime seriously. If an illegal hunt was found to have taken place we would prepare a file for CPS to consider any relevant criminal charges.