Men charged with hunting offences in the New Forest

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The men arrested are from Poole (picture: Joe Giddens-PA

TWO men are due to appear in court accused of animal hunting offences in the New Forest.


Police made arrests after responding to reports dogs were being used to hunt a wild animal on private land at a farm in the Ringwood area shortly before 7pm on Sunday 13th September last year.

Subsequently Stephan Cooper and Shane Manyweathers each face two charges of hunting a wild mammal with a dog contrary to Schedule 1 of the Hunting Act.

Cooper (29), of Rockley Road, Poole, and 28-year-old Manyweathers, of Frobisher Avenue, also in Poole, are both due to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 6th April.