Bristol man pleads guilty over Ledbury badger incident

Joseph Hilton, from Bristol
Image caption District Judge Joti Bopa Rai told Joseph Hilton that although she respected his right to protest, it should be done in a manner that respects the law

A Bristol man has pleaded guilty to aggravated trespass during a protest against last year's badger cull.

Joseph Hilton, from Lakeside, was detained following an incident at a farm in Bromsberrow Heath, near Ledbury in Herefordshire on 22 September 2014.

The 30-year-old was also charged with common assault on arrest but the charge was dropped.

He was fined £300 and ordered to pay £400 in costs at Cheltenham Magistrates' Court.

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