Countryside Alliance remains confident in Crawley & Horsham harassment case

  • The Countryside Alliance (CA) remains confident in the harassment case being brought by the Crawley & Horsham hunt this week.

    Today, on the second day of a five-day hearing in London’s High Court, Mr Justice King threw out the allegations of nuisance and trespass after ruling that lawyers for the hunt had not given enough detail about the accusations leveled.

    After two days of legal argument, the CA’s Tim Bonner says the court will think differently once witnesses take the stand.

    “Today’s events have been frustrating, but we believe things will change once we get evidence in front of the court,” Tim told H&H.

    “Yes, the issues with the nuisance and trespass allegations have been frustrating, but the centre of our claim has always been that the hunt has been harassed.”

    He added: “And we just want to put our evidence in front of the court”.

    Lawyers for the Crawley & Horsham hunt want Mr Justice King to grant them an injunction against protesters, including the West Sussex Wildlife Protection Group and two of the people it says are the WSWPG’s principal activists, Simon and Jaine Wilde (pictured), of Bognor Regis.

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