The hunt had met at Sutton Park, North Yorkshire which is owned by Sir Reginald Sheffield the PM’s father in law. Hunt Saboteurs from Liverpool, Sheffield, West Yorkshire and various Scottish groups had attended the hunt and a saboteur from Liverpool witnessed the fox being killed by the hounds.
The hunt saboteur had seen the fox bolt from the woods and tried his best to stop the hounds from chasing it. Once he exited the woodland he witnessed a whipper-in dismounting her horse and trying to take the fox’s body away. The whipper-in then noticed the saboteur and quickly left the scene.
The York & Ainsty South hunt have claimed that they were legally trail hunting and that “It’s not unusual for hunt saboteurs to make up such stories.”
The hunt saboteurs have footage of the days events which has all provided to police as evidence. The body of the fox was also handed to police who will carry out a post mortem on the body to determine how the fox died.
A full interview with the saboteur who witnessed the killing of the fox can be viewed here: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2973927/Police-probe-slaughter-fox-hunt-hosted-PM-s-father-law-picture-dead-animal-posted-online.html
Press release from the Hunt Saboteurs Association: http://www.huntsabs.org.uk/index.php/news/press-releases/559-fox-killed-by-york-and-ainsty-foxhunt-after-meeting-at-home-of-david-cameron-s-father-in-law
Full report of the day in question can be viewed on Liverpool Hunt Sabs Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/liverpool.huntsabs/posts/875470805827844