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Hunters meet police over charges
Angry hunt supporters on Exmoor are meeting police over the way they say police are treating them.

It comes just a week after Avon and Somerset became the first force in the country to bring a criminal prosecution against two local huntsmen.

Hunt supporters will be putting questions to Avon and Somerset police at a meeting in Exford on Friday over the way the case has been handled.

Police are refusing to comment but say an officer will be at the meeting.

Maurice Scott, 63, and Peter Heard, 23, from the Devon and Somerset Staghounds were charged with illegally hunting with dogs, after events alleged to have taken place on Exmoor earlier this year.

They are on bail and are due back in court on November 2.

Until now, prosecutions for breaching the hunt ban have been brought by the League Against Cruel Sports.

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