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Saturday, December 11, 2004

Joint-master of Buccleuch cleared of hunting accusation

This'll be that well-drafted law they passed recently, then. Hee hee, nae joy.

A HUNTSMAN was today cleared of breaking Scotland’s fox hunting ban.

In what was considered a test case, Sheriff Kevin Drummond ruled Trevor Adams, 46, had not broken the law introduced in 2002.

The court ruled that the former master of the Buccleuch Hunt was searching for foxes and not hunting, when he led a party chasing them with a pack of dogs. The party had gunmen ready to shoot the foxes when they were cornered.