Three members of the Minehead Harriers have entered not guilty pleas in a private prosecution for illegal hunting being brought by the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS).

Huntsman William Goffe and Amateur whipper-in Gary Bradley appeared at Taunton Magistrates Court yesterday (9 October) to answer charges brought under the Hunting Act.

The third man, master Sidney Westcott, was not in court but his not guilty plea was recorded.

Mr Bradley is also accused of a public order offence, which he denies.

The case has been adjourned until November 12 when a date will be set for trial.