Police investigate alleged illegal Boxing Day Hunt near Knutsford | Knutsford Times

Police investigate alleged illegal Boxing Day Hunt near Knutsford

By on December 31, 2017

Police say they have been made aware of an alleged illegal hunt in Allostock on Boxing Day.

They have now launched an investigation and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Cheshire police said: “We are aware of footage and reports that an illegal hunt has taken place in Allostock and consequently detectives and rural and wildlife trained officers are investigating the allegations.

“The investigation is in the early stages and we welcome further information.

“The role of the police is to investigate alleged or apparent breaches of the Hunting Act, to gather evidence and to pass that evidence to the appropriate authority to consider prosecution.

“It is not a police matter to consider what is or is not hunting as this can only be determined in court.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Cheshire police on 101 quoting incident number 238 of December 26.

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