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Police remove 'hunt saboteur' vehicle from Brent Pelham





A vehicle believed to belong to anti-hunting activists was towed from outside Puckeridge Hunt kennels in Brent Pelham after police found it was being driven without insurance.

Hertfordshire Constabulary was called to Mill Lane in the village on Saturday (December 3) after a green Land Rover Defender was spotted by residents "cruising" around the area.

The Countryside Alliance, a rural campaigning organisation, pointed the finger at an East Northants saboteur group, alleging that one of its members parked the vehicle outside the premises of the Puckeridge Hunt, blocking a public footpath.

The Land Rover Defender blocking a public footpath in Brent Pelham (61173107)
The Land Rover Defender blocking a public footpath in Brent Pelham (61173107)

A spokesman said: "Our staff were concerned after a suspicious-looking vehicle had been spotted lurking near the hunt kennels. In the interest of health and safety, both for our staff and the wider local community, police were contacted.

"We would like to offer our sincere thanks to Hertfordshire police for their swift response on this occasion."

The hunt had not been out trail hunting on the day of the saboteurs' arrival in the village, nor were they scheduled to.

The Land Rover being taken away for being driven without insurance
The Land Rover being taken away for being driven without insurance

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Constabulary confirmed: "Police were called around 10am on Saturday (December 3) to reports of a suspicious incident in Mill Lane, Brent Pelham.

"Officers attended, and while no offences were identified and no arrests made, one vehicle, a Land Rover, was seized for being driven without insurance."



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