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Last Updated: Friday, 25 August 2006, 15:59 GMT 16:59 UK
Hunt supporter assaulted saboteur
A hunt supporter has been convicted of attacking a saboteur in clashes on the last day before hunting with dogs was banned in February last year.

Farmer Wayne Spencer, 39, of Oakhurst Lane, Billingshurst, West Sussex was found guilty of assaulting Simon Clear but cleared of actual bodily harm.

The incident happened after the final meet of Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt at Petworth Park.

A judge fined Spencer 400 with 700 costs at Lewes Crown Court on Friday.

He was also cleared of unlawfully wounding another protester, Carol Tibbetts.




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