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Last Updated: Monday, 4 April, 2005, 14:28 GMT 15:28 UK
Hunt attackers ID still a mystery
Police investigating an assault on an anti-hunt campaigner say they are still unable to identify the attackers.

The attack happened at Crundale, near Ashford, on 19 February - the first East Kent Hunt meeting after the ban on fox hunting with dogs became law.

A group of men were filmed kicking a protester as he lay on the ground.

Kent Police issued photographs of the five suspects but so far have received only a handful of calls from members of the public.

The East Kent Hunt condemned the attack and said the people involved were not part of their organisation.

But detectives say they believe someone in the hunting community must know who the attackers are.

The anti-hunt campaigner was treated in hospital after the assault for multiple bruising and a suspected broken rib.

Det Sgt Andy Chapman said it was an unprovoked attack on a man unable to defend himself.




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