North West Hunt Saboteurs

Badger Baiters - C

Name - Calladine Terence

Address - Arnold Crescent, Mexborough

Convicted - 30/7/84

Fine - £150 and £135 costs

Magistrates - Chesterfield

Age/D.O.B - 35

Also convicted - Trevor Jackson, John Bradder and David Walker

Notes - They all said they were after foxes. All found guilty of attempting to take a badger, accept David Walker who pleaded guilty, so only £20 costs.


Name - Campbell Stephen

Address - Dalry

Convicted - ?

Fine - £200

Magistrates - Kilmarnock

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - Alan Wallace, William McHardy

Notes - Stood watching while Wallace and McHardy put their dogs down the badger sett. All three claimed the dogs were only used for chasing rabbits


Name - Camps Simon

Address -

Convicted - 18/9/90

Fine - £400 and £140 costs

Magistrates - Crewe

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Kevin Melody and Graham Evans

Notes -


Name - Carley Sean

Address - Leawood Road, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent

Convicted - 20/1/89 appealed and lost 31/3/89

Fine -£450 and £60 costs

Magistrates - Eccleshall and Stafford Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 26

Also convicted - Christopher Partington

Notes - Found guilty of digging for badgers. At the appeal they were allowed to spread the payments over three years instead of two. They said they were only after foxes.


Name - Carr Howard (engineer)

Address - Upperclough, Linthwaite, Huddersfield

Convicted - 12/5/85

Fine - £200 and £67 costs

Magistrates - Chesterfield

Age/D.O.B - 25

Also convicted - Andrew Fenwick and Carl Walker

Notes - All found guilty of attempting to dig for badgers. They said they were after foxes.


Name - Carroll Michael

Address - Inch Cross, Stradbally

Convicted - Autumn 1994

Fine - 6 months suspended sentence and £1000

Magistrates - ?

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - John Conroy, Tom Conolly, Michael Marum and Tom Parr

Notes - 32 charges of cruelty to animals. All brought to court after Channel 4 undercover programme on badger digging holidays in Eire. Tom Parr was the ringleader.


Name - Cartwright Paul

Address - North Green, Calverton, Nottingham

Convicted - 15/5/84 and appealed 13/12/84

Fine - £500 and £236 costs, fine cut at appeal to £250 and ordered to pay a further £100 costs

Magistrates - Alfreton and Derby Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 43

Also convicted - Philip Harrison, Lewis Edwards, Kevin Baines and David Morris

Notes - All found guilty of attempting to injure or take a badger from a sett and digging for badgers. Caught July 1883. All defended by Mr John Winch, they all said they were looking for badgers.


Name - Casey Carl

Address - Edward Street, Meardy

Convicted - 1986

Fine - £150 and £30 costs and a further £100 costs at the appeal

Magistrates - Narberth and Carmarthern Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 21

Also convicted - Nigel Griffiths, Michael Lane, Paul Rees and Gerald Durham.

Notes - All found guilty of attempting to take a badger. Mr Leighton Davies defended them all.


Name - Casey John

Address - Coolcarrigan

Convicted - 25/4/97

Fine - See below

Magistrates - Trim District Court

Age/D.O.B - 32

Also convicted - Peter Maher and Patrick Mulligan

Notes - They all admitted interfering with the set of a badger and were described as "blackguards" by a judge at Trim District Court on 25/4/97. Eventually one of the men, Peter Maher was remanded in custody for a seven days. The court heard he had given a false name and address to a wildlife ranger who came across the men. The others were fined. Maher, along with John Casey (32) and Patrick Mulligan jnr (28) were charged with entering lands without the owner's permission on 25/2/96. Casey and Mulligan were told they must pay £100 witness expenses each in addition to fines of £150 and £100 respectively. The judge also disqualified Casey from driving for 12 months for using his car in connection with the offence. The three defendants also admitted interfering with/destroying the breeding place of a protected wild animal and carrying a spade and shovel capable of being used for the hunting of a wild bird or animal. The judge said they had dug 1.3 meters deep into the badger set and "are blackguards". The badger is a protected animal, this is a well-known set in the area and they deliberately had two dogs and another dog in the boot. If a badger catches you he won't let go. It is his only defence. It is disgusting." He remanded Maher in custody for one week to appear again in Trim District Court at a later date. Recognisance was set in the event of an appeal.


Name - Cashmore Darren

Address - Harvey Road, Meir, Stoke-on-Trent

Convicted - 31/1/90

Fine - 3 months and £500, fine later to be quashed to 3 year cond. dis.

Magistrates - Cheadle

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - Sean Whalley

Notes - Claimed they were digging for foxes. Banned from keeping dogs for 5 years. Appealed and the £500 fine was dropped to a 3 year con. dis. by Judge William Allardice at Stoke Crown Court.


Name - Cawe Charles William (painter)

Address - Bromley Close, Walderslade, Chatham

Convicted - 2/12/88

Fine - £300 and £250 costs

Magistrates - Croydon

Age/D.O.B - 42

Also convicted - Peter Wade

Notes - Found guilty of attempting to take a badger. They said they were hunting foxes and produced a foxes tail to prove it. One person managed to escape. Charles Gibson defended both of them. Barry Peachy gave evidence for the defence.


Name - Challinor Darren

Address - Adelaide Road, Blacon, Chester

Convicted - In court 22/2/85 and due to appear again 25/4/85

Fine -

Magistrates - Wrexham

Age/D.O.B - 19

Also charged - Gary Newell

Notes - Charged with unlawfully attempting to kill, injure or take a badger. Caught 2/2/85. A third man was also charged but failed to appear in court, and a warrant for his arrest was issued.


Name - Chappell Neil Colin

Address - 2 Uppingham Drive, Broughton Astley, Leicester

Convicted - 9/3/90

Fine - £1000 and £141 costs (£400 for attempting to take a badger, £400 for digging for a badger and £200 for cruelty to a terrier used in the incident.)

Magistrates - Market Bosworth

Age/D.O.B - 33

Also convicted - John Ford, Alistair Pick and Mark Sloan

Notes - 44 years digging experience between them all.


Name - Cheeseman Paul (Former kennel man with the Enfield Chase, now employed by Taunton Vale Hunt)

Address - Formerly of The Kennels, White Stubbs Lane, Broxbourne

Convicted - 3/8/92

Fine - 1 year conditional discharge and £75 costs

Magistrates - Hertford

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Alone

Notes - Caught November 1991. Found guilty of interfering with a badger sett, he said he was after foxes. The four joint masters of the hunt were suspended by the MFHA for 28 days pending an inquiry.


Name - Christon Peter

Address - Runwick Avenue, Acklan, Middlesborough

Convicted - Winter 1993

Fine - £1000 and £600 costs

Magistrates - Teesside

Age/D.O.B - 21

Also convicted - Neil Elwine

Notes - Admitted digging for badgers.


Name - Clark David

Address - Bentley Close, Lillington, Leamington Spa

Convicted - 11/9/97

Fine - See below

Magistrates - Banbury

Age/D.O.B - 37

Also convicted - Richard Underhill also caught Fredrick Smalley

Notes - Banbury magistrates took only one hour to find them both guilty and gave them 60 day sentences for attempting to take badgers, sending a dog into a badger sett and damaging a sett in August 1996. During the trial which lasted two days the court heard how the pair were caught armed with spades at a badger sett in August 1996. They both claimed, wait for it, that they were trying to trap foxes and rabbits and their dogs had entered a badger sett by accident. When police raided Clark's home they found his living room filled with badger and fox trophies and gin traps were mounted on the walls. He also had dozens of books on bloodsports and hunting and 50 videos containing footage of rabbits and foxes being trapped and killed.. Clark and Underhill claimed they were digging into the sett to rescue their terrier, which had run into the badger sett. Following an appeal at Oxford Crown Court on 16/1/98 the judge ordered the men serve the remaining time of their original sentences, and gave them 30 days each on the other 2 charges, to run concurrently with their longer sentence. Frederick Smalley was charged with interfering with a badger sett by destroying it on his farm between September 10 and October 5 1996. He was due to be tried separately, but sadly I don't know the outcome of his trial.


Name - Clark Robert

Address - Dorrington Road, Lancaster

In court 12/2/94, due in court for trial 21/21 April 1994

Fine -

Magistrates - Appleby

Age/D.O.B - 23

Also charged - Jason Parker and Paul Florkowskie

Notes - Caught 8/12/93. All charged with interference with a badger sett.


Name - Clifton Stephen (Huntsman with Isle of Wight Foxhounds)

Address - Hunt Kennels, Gatcombe, Isle of Wight

Convicted - 15-17/5/91

Fine - £500 and £500 costs

Magistrates - Newport

Age/D.O.B - 35

Also convicted - James Butcher

Notes - Both found guilty of digging for badgers. Convicted on evidence from an undercover RSPCA worker, Mr Paul Martin. They said they were after foxes.


Name - Colbeck Joseph

Address - Lance Close, Liverpool

Convicted - 13/3/87

Fine - £1500 (£750 for each offence)

Magistrates - Hawkshead

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Joseph Rooney and Wayne Scott

Notes - Caught 11/11/86. Found guilty of digging for badgers, and attempting to take badgers. The magistrates adjourned the sentencing on Scott after hearing he had a previous conviction for digging.


Name - Colleran John

Address - 26 Orchard Hey, Aintree, Liverpool

Convicted - 25/8/87

Fine - £500 and £45 costs

Magistrates - Flint

Age/D.O.B - 10/3/64

Also convicted - Ian Smith and Peter Davies

Notes -


Name - Collins Darren

Address - Grasmere Drive, Worcester

In court 20/11/87

Not guilty

Magistrates - Upton

Age/D.O.B - 17

Also charged - Phillip Collins

Notes - Caught Feb. 86. Found not guilty of trying to kill, injure or take a badger. They said they were looking for rabbits. A third man, Anthony Cahill of Liverpool and a 10 year old youth were also present at the dig. Mrs Sandy Bannister defended them both.


Name - Collins John Joseph

Address - Botha Road, Bordesley Green

Convicted - 26/2/87 and appealed 19/5/87

Fine - £400 and £100 costs fine cut in half at appeal

Magistrates - Bromsgrove and Worcester Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 25

Also convicted - Martin Bradley, Mark Poyser and John Whitehouse

Notes - All found guilty of attempting to take a badger and digging for a badger. Defended by Amanda Pittaway and Nick Doherty. Bradleys dog Toby was forfeited. At appeal Judge Michael Mott cut their fines in half on a legal technicality after agreeing they should have been fined for one charge not two. Bradley also asked for his dog back, but was refused.


Name - Collins Phillip Anthony

Address - Lechampton Close, Worcester

In court 20/11/87

Not guilty

Magistrates - Upton

Age/D.O.B - 26

Also charged - Darren Collins

Notes - Caught Feb. 86. Found not guilty of trying to kill, injure or take a badger. They said they were looking for rabbits. A third man, Anthony Cahill of Liverpool and a 10 year old youth were also present at the dig. Mrs Sandy Bannister defended them both.


Name - Conboy Andrew

Address - 14 Sherwood Avenue, Droylsden, Manchester

Convicted - 3/7/96 back 9/8/96 for sentence

Fine - 150 community service and £100 costs

Magistrates - Macclesfield

Age/D.O.B - 27

Also convicted - Mark Pavitt and Nicolas Dixon

Notes - All admitted to interfering with a badger sett on 18/12/95. A charge of causing cruelty to a dog was dropped. The three were all found near the sett by the police, the sett entrance was covered by a net, they also claimed they were after foxes.


Name - Concannon Anthony

Address - 197 Devonshire Road, Atherton

Convicted - 20/8/87 and appealed

Fine - £500 and £150 costs

Magistrates - Vale Royal and Knutsford Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 40

Also convicted - Gerald Treanor, Leslie Mountford and Vernon Brown

Notes - They claimed they were hunting for rabbits. Found guilty of badger baiting. Judge Geoffery Kilfoil was at Knutsford Crown Court.


Name - Connor John

Address - Meryll Gardens, Hartlepool

Convicted - 8/3/88

Fine - £300 and £20 costs

Magistrates - Teesside

Age/D.O.B - 25

Also convicted - Ian McKinley, Gary Wilson and Carl Malham

Notes - All were found guilty of digging for badgers


Name - Conolly Tom

Address - Mountmellick Road, Portaoise

Convicted - Autumn 1994

Fine - 6 months suspended sentence and £1000 costs

Magistrates - ?

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Michael Carroll, John Conroy, Michael Marum and Tom Parr

Notes - 32 charges of cruelty to animals. All brought to court after Channel 4 undercover programme on badger digging holidays in Eire.


Name - Conroy John

Address - Rathmoyle Cottages, Abbeyleix

Convicted - Autumn 1994

Fine - 6 months suspended sentence and £1000 costs

Magistrates - ?

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Michael Carroll, Tom Conolly, Michael Marum and Tom Parr

Notes - 18 charges of cruelty to animals. All brought to court after Channel 4 undercover programme on badger digging holidays in Eire.


Name - Cornthwaite Morris William (member of Rother Valley Working Terrier Club)

Address - 20 Central Avenue, Sunneyside, Rotherham

Convicted - 7/5/87

Fine - £80 and £15 costs

Magistrates - Rotherham

Age/D.O.B - 26

Also convicted - Peter Bottom, Alan Green, David Watson, Thomas Eyre and Roy Winfindale

Notes - All found guilty of digging for badgers. A charge of attempting to kill a badger was dropped.


Name - Cornthwaite Morris William (member of Rother Valley Working Terrier Club)

Address - 20 Central Avenue, Sunneyside, Rotherham

Convicted - 15/6/87

Fine - £500 and £28.35 costs

Magistrates - Renishaw

Age/D.O.B - 14/6/60

Also convicted - Alan Green and Peter Bottom

Notes - Caught 20/12/86. All pleaded guilty to digging for badgers. They also have a conviction for badger offences from May 87. The same sett was the subject of a digging case on 12/4/85. See Howard Carr.


Name - Corps Steven

Address - Whitefoot Lane, Bromley

Convicted - 11/6/87

Fine - 2 years conditional discharge and £60 costs

Magistrates - Dartford

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Mark Welford

Notes - They both said they were after foxes. Both found guilty of attempting to take a badger. Caught September 1986. All equipment taken.


Name - Corser Ronald

Address - Beechtrees, Skelmersdale

Convicted - 5/11/87

Fine - £110 and £55 costs

Magistrates - Ormskirk

Age/D.O.B - 25

Also convicted - Christopher and David Stewart

Notes - Found guilty of attempting to kill a badger and digging for badgers. When the police went to C. Stewarts house they found stuffed birds and a stuffed badgers head, which he claimed he bought in a Macclesfield gun shop.


Name - Coulthurst Kenneth

Address - Abel Street, Burnley

Convicted - 3/4/82

Fine - £120 (£40 for each offence) and £30 costs

Magistrates - ?

Age/D.O.B - 40

Also convicted - John Roscoe

Notes - Found guilty of twice digging for badgers and being in possession of a badger. They said they were after foxes.


Name - Coupe Wayne Thomas

Address - 26 Kirlington Road, Rainworth, Nottingham

Convicted - 13/1/93

Fine - £300 and £200 costs

Magistrates - Louth

Age/D.O.B - 27

Also convicted - Gary and Stephen Tucker and Andrew West

Notes - Caught 4/5/92. All pleaded guilty to interfering with a badger sett. Andrew West was due to appear in court at a later date after being found guilty of possessing 5 dead badgers, which he kept in his freezer. Defended by Nick Doherty. They said they were after foxes and rabbits.


Name - Creevey Sean

Address - Hillside Avenue, Hyton, Liverpool

Convicted - 30/9/?

Fine - £150

Magistrates - Ormskirk

Age/D.O.B - Aged 24

Also convicted - Alone

Notes - Caught hare coursing on Lord Leverhulme's estate at Altcar


Name - Crelin Michael (Labourer)

Address - Gammacroft, Millom

Convicted - 30/1/83

Fine - £600

Magistrates - Millom

Age/D.O.B - 26

Also convicted - Rarmond Mossop, Stephen Mossop, Michael Crelin and John Turner

Notes - Crelin was found not guilty of digging for badgers, but guilty of aiding and abetting cruelly treating and killing it. Raymond Mossop held the badger up in the air while his son Stephen hit it with a spade. They were caught when they sent their film to Colourtrend to be developed. Found guilty of digging for badgers.


Name - Crowther Jonathan Karl

Address - Wythenshaw, Manchester

Convicted - 20/4/90

Fine - ?

Magistrates - Macclesfield

Age/D.O.B - 22/7/65

Also convicted - Vincent Walldock, David Lonston and William Mullin

Notes -


Name - Crozier Stephen

Address - Buttermere Drive, Dalton (parents address)

Convicted - 26/1/90

Fine - £400

Magistrates - Ulverston

Age/D.O.B - 32

Also convicted - Shaun Hornsby

Notes - Pleaded guilty to digging for foxes. Mr Christopher Barron defended Hornsby, Crozier was not represented.


Name - Cundliffe Thomas

Address - 21 Derby Road, Goldbourne, Wigan

Convicted - 6/8/87

Fine - £200 and £25 costs

Magistrates - Macclesfield

Age/D.O.B - 34

Also convicted - Mark Tempest, John Billington, Peter Noon and David Boffey.

Notes - All found guilty of attempting to take a badger and digging for badgers. They were fined £100 on each charge. Defended by Mr Richard Heap.


Name - Culley Anthony Francis

Address - Swallow Hirst Crescent, Norris Green, Liverpool

Convicted - 25/9/93 and sentenced 2/11/93

Fine - 6 months

Magistrates - Mold

Age/D.O.B - 23

Also convicted - Stephen Maxwell and Colin Buoey

Notes - Caught 17/1/93. Found guilty of attempting to take a badger, interfering with a badger sett and causing un-necessary suffering to 2 dogs. In addition to three current 6 months jail sentences, magistrates ordered that his car and equipment should be destroyed. He was also banned from owning dogs for 5 years. Maxwell and Culley have previous convictions for badger offences.


Name - Culley Anthony Francis

Address - 72 Swallow Hurst Crescent, Liverpool

Convicted - 31/10/92

Fine - 3 months suspended for 2 years and £109 costs

Magistrates - Market Drayton

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Carl Morgan, Stephen Maxwell and Stephen Fox

Notes - Caught November 1991. All found guilty of digging for badgers. Maxwell, Morgan and Culley all have convictions for other badger offences.


Name - Cunningham Paul

Address - Hawthorne Road, Bacup

In court 10/10/95

Charges were dropped

Magistrates - Dublin

Age/D.O.B - 34

Also charged - Graham Evans and David Atkinson

Notes - All three were freed after charges of cruelly treating and causing unnecessary suffering to three terriers were dismissed. They were arrested on 9/10/95 at Dublin's North Wall ferry terminal after a tip-off. Judge Desmond Hogan ruled the charges had been incorrectly brought, as they did not specify where the offence took place. "As far as I am concerned they could have taken place on the moon" he said. Three dogs with horrific injuries had to be put down "on humane grounds" one had its lower jaw torn and this had become infected; another was blind; while a number had pus coming from their mouths, as well as deep lacerations to the face. Four surviving dogs, which included a six week old pup, were moved to a secret location.


Name - Cupitt Brian

Address - Farnborough Road, Clifton, Nottingham

Convicted - 23/12/83

Fine - £700 and £230 costs (see below)

Magistrates - Nottingham

Age/D.O.B - 45

Also convicted - Mark Shaw, William Napier and Andrew Osbourne

Notes - Caught 24/4/83. All found guilty of 24 offences. Shaw and Cupitt were found guilty of injuring a badger, attempting to take a badger, using metal tongues to take a badger, digging for a badger, using a dog to hunt for a badger, cruelty to animals and badger fighting. They were fined £150 on each badger charge, and £50 for each charge of cruelty to a badger. Napier and Osbourne were fined £100 on each of the above charges and £50 on the cruelty charges. A fifth person Mr Brian Burton of Lings Farm, Rempstone was found not guilty of the above and awarded costs of £1000.


Name - Cutherbertson Andrew

Address - Elmes Drive, Morecambe

Convicted - 25/8/83

Fine - £80 and £20 costs

Magistrates - Appleby

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - Peter Doey and James Ellison

Notes - Caught 16/5/83. Found guilty of unlawfully digging for badgers.

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