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Last Updated: Wednesday, 27 October, 2004, 12:32 GMT 13:32 UK
Rider cleared of saboteur attack
Huntsman Jonathan Broise
Mr Broise told police his horse struck Mrs Bridle by accident
A huntsman who was accused of riding his horse at a hunt saboteur and breaking her shoulder has been cleared.

Jonathan Broise, 46, of London Road, Petworth, West Sussex, denied a charge of actual bodily harm.

On Wednesday, the defence successfully argued there was no case to answer and the jury at Hove Crown Court was ordered to return a not guilty verdict.

It had been claimed that Mr Broise had pushed Wendy Bridle, 60, out of the way at a meet in September last year.

Mr Broise had told police any collision which may have occurred during the early morning hunt of the Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt, in Graffham, was accidental.

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