Fox hunting case adjourned while film evidence is viewed

The first case to be brought by the state for illegal fox hunting has been adjourned while legal teams view filmed evidence.

Heythrop huntsman Julian Barnfield, was due to be prosecuted for allegedly killing a fox on 21 July, but Cheltenham magistrates have agreed to put the hearing back until 4 August after his solicitors asked for filmed footage.

Mr Barnfield, 44, was due to answer three charges of hunting a wild mammal with dogs.

The allegations relate to incidents on 17 November 2007 in Cold Aston, Cheltenham, 23 January 2008 in Adlestrop, Moreton-in-Marsh and 7 February 2008 in Barrington, Gloucestershire.