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Woodland memorial for dead Warwickshire huntsman

Trevor Morse
Trevor Morse's family plan to buy a woodland in his memory

Hunt supporters have raised £20,000 in memory of a Warwickshire huntsman who died after being struck by the blade of a gyrocopter propeller.

Trevor Morse, 48, died at Long Marston airfield on 9 March 2009 while confronting an animal rights supporter who was piloting the light aircraft.

Bryan Griffiths, 55, of Bedworth, was cleared of manslaughter last week.

The money will be given to Mr Morse's family to help them buy and maintain a wooded covert in his memory.

Joint master of the Warwickshire Hunt Sam Butler said Mr Morse, who lived in Alderminster, was part of the close-knit hunting community.

He said his family, who live in Admington near Stratford-upon-Avon, would continue to support the Warwickshire Hunt.



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