Hunt sabs banned from estate
Eight hunt saboteurs have been banned from trespassing on the Milton Hall estate in Cambridgeshire.
Sir Philip Naylorleyland of the Fitzwilliam hunt secured temporary injunctions following reports of increasing violence between the saboteurs and hunt followers.
Mr Justice Freedman said that at a full trial it was “more likely than not” that the saboteurs would have been discovered trespassing. In his opinion there was a “real and imminent risk” they would enter Sir Philip’s land.
In October the Fitzwilliam hunt obtained an interim injunction against animal rights activist David Blenkinsop who, in 2002, was jailed for his role in a fire-bomb campaign against a meat factory and Huntingdon Life Sciences.
The hunt said that it had taken legal action “in respect of issues relating to trespass on land, harassment and other interference with lawful activities”.
The hunt took legal action “in respect of issues relating to trespass on land” among other grievances