The case against Joint Master and Huntsman for the Middleton Hunt, Tom Holt,was before Scarborough Magistrates today and was adjourned until 12 February 2015 for trial.

Tom Holt faces a charge of Hunting a Wild Mammal with Dogs at West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, on 19th February 2014, contrary to the Hunting Act 2004.

Mr Holt denied the allegation when he appeared before Scarborough Magistrates’ Court in early September.

The case is based on evidence supplied by the League Against Cruel Sports and investigations carried out by North Yorkshire police.