Local Shooting News
Ten animal rights protesters were awarded £30,000 compensation by police after officers were accused of falsely imprisoning them.
The campaigners claimed they were wrongfully arrested while demonstrating against a pheasant shoot at Wansdyke Farm, Ham, near Marlborough, Wiltshire.
They were arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.
A Wiltshire police spokesman said the case was settled out of court and without any admission of liability.
The protesters' lawyer, Iftikhar Manzoor, said that on 27 October 2001 they stood next to the shooters, forcing them to stop.
He said this was a commonly-used method for halting a shoot because gun-handling guidelines say a shooter must 'break' the gun to make it safe, if approached.
That is 50p of my Rates going to a good home then! - £3000 for a nice day out in the countryside, pissing off some posh people and being banged up for a few hours. Where do I apply to join in?