South Scotland

Borders fox-hunting trial adjourned

The trial of two huntsmen accused of breaching Scotland's fox hunting legislation has been adjourned.

Legal reasons meant no evidence could be led on the second day of the trial of John Clive Richardson, 66, and his 24-year-old son Johnny Riley.

The pair, both members of the Jedforest Hunt who live near Bonchester Bridge, deny deliberately hunting a fox with hounds near Jedburgh in February 2016.

The trial will resume at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on 27 April.

Deliberately hunting a fox with hounds has been illegal in Scotland since the introduction of the Protection of Wild Mammals Act 2002.

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