THREE men from Ryedale and East Yorkshire have denied charges brought after a riding of Middleton Hunt.

Robert Howard Robertson Tierney, 56, and Richard Robertson Tierney, 30, both of Cross Lane, Snainton, near Scarborough, and Roger Marley, 50, of Church Lane, Langtoft, between Malton and Bridlington, all pleaded not guilty to affray on their first appearance at York Crown Court. Marley also denied a charge of actual bodily harm. The charges relate to alleged events on March 18, 2017, during a hunt in Thixendale.

A trial will be held on February 18 at York Crown Court. The three men were released on unconditional bail.