Albrighton huntsman Ray Shaw was found dead at the hunt kennels near Shifnall, on Tuesday 11 December.

The alarm was raised when Mr Shaw, who was in his mid-40s, failed to turn up for hunting that morning.

Hunting was cancelled on Saturday 15 December as a mark of respect.

A spokesman for West Mercia Police said an inquest would take place but they do not believe anyone else was involved in his death.

Mr Shaw leaves his wife, Margaret.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (20 December 2012)