Bumpkins Go Mad!!!
pictures were taken during a so called 'peaceful' demonstration in
Parliament Square on 16/12/02 by bloodsports supporters who were protesting
against the Hunting Bill.
All four were due to appear before Bow Street magistrates
on 23/12/02 however,
David Sherwood (46) from Whittonstall, Northumberland,
was charged with being drunk and disorderly. Sherwood who is the
kennel man with the Braes of Derwent Hunt did not appear
in court and did not enter a plea but had written to the clerk
explaining he could not afford the travel costs.
Veterinary surgeon David J Dugdale (41) from Freckenham,
Suffolk, was been charged under Section 4 of the Public Order
Act after being arrested for using threatening words and behaviour.
He pleaded not guilty.
Salesman Marcus Wright (28) from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire,
was charged with assault on a police officer. He did not enter
a plea and was bailed to reappear on 13/1/03.
Student George Todhunter Bramley (20) from Gillingham,
Norfolk, was charged with breach of cordon and demonstrating in
a non-designated area. Bramley also wrote to the court telling
of travel difficulties but pleased not guilty in his absence.
He was bailed until 6/1/03
Of the remaining four who were arrested, no further action will
be taken against a 14-year-old boy from South Molton, Devon, arrested
in possession of an offensive weapon, and a 28-year-old man from
Stagshaw Bank, Northumberland, arrested for breach of the peace.
A 23-year-old man has received a formal caution following his
arrest for theft and a 31-year-old man has received a formal warning
following his arrest for highway obstruction.