North West Hunt Saboteurs

BadgerBaiters - G

Name - Gardner Neil

Address - 12 Ystrad Ivor, Lewistown, Ogmore Vale

Convicted - August 1991

Fine - ?

Magistrates - Bridgend Magistrates

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Alone

Notes -


Name - Garraway Peter (Member of Fell & Moorland Working Terrier Club)

Address - Fern Cottage, Stinchcombe

Convicted - 17/10/86

Fine - £150 and £100 costs (£75 for each charge)

Magistrates - Stroud

Age/D.O.B - 17

Also convicted - Gary Harris

Notes - Found guilty of digging for badgers and attempting to take a badger. Barry Peachy gave evidence for the defence. Mr Charles Auld defended both of them.


Name - George Steven

Address - Shakespeare Road, Dines Green, Worcester

Convicted - 4/3/88

Fine - £200 and £40 costs

Magistrates - Worcester

Age/D.O.B - 29

Also convicted - Melvyn Thomkins, Michael James and Adrian Yeomans

Notes - Caught 29/7/87. All found guilty of trying to take a badger. Mr Joe Kieran defended all four.


Name - Gifford Dean John (Assistant gamekeeper at Goodwood Estate, Estate of Lord Benson)

Address - Willow Mead, Singleton

Convicted - 25/11/93

Fine - £400 and £500 costs

Magistrates - Chichester

Age/D.O.B - Aged 28

Also convicted - Alone

Notes - Found guilty of willfully killing a badger


Name - Gilchrist Stephen

Address - Lunshaw House Farm, Boltby near Thirsk, YO7 2HU

Convicted - 23/2/95

Fine - £7000 and £754 costs

Magistrates - Northallerton

Age/D.O.B - 45

Also convicted - Alone

Notes - Found guilty of illegally snaring and killing three badgers. The police found a total of 51 snares on his land, 19 of which were illegal as was a gutted and poisonous rabbit. Defended by Granville Rooley. Barry Peachy also gave evidence for the defence.


Name - Gilmore John Alan

Address - Bryn Teifi, Cilcennin

Charges dropped - 1/12/99

Magistrates - Lampeter

Age/D.O.B - 30

Also charged - Gary David Venton, Kevin Venton, Gary Alan Williams and Geraint Ronald Woolcock

Notes - Police on an undercover operation against badger baiters found a disturbed sett, a freshly killed badger with wounds consistent with badger baiting, and five men with dogs hiding nearby Lampeter magistrates heard on 11/11/99. The men claimed to be hunting foxes, but one, who told police he would never touch a badger, was later found to have two stuffed badgers and a mounted badger's head at his home. When they appeared at Lampeter magistrates on 1/12/99 all had their charges dropped. Gary Venton also denies possessing excess ammunition and failing to notify the transfer of a shotgun.


Name - Gilmore Robert

Address - Els Road, Magull, Liverpool

Convicted - 28/8/87

Fine - £500 and £73 costs

Magistrates - Flint

Age/D.O.B - 24

Also convicted - Steven Movat, Francis Guatella and Andrew Kellie

Notes - They said they were after foxes. All found guilty of digging for a badgers


Name - Gilmorse Robert

Address - 6 Elms Road, Magull, Liverpool

Convicted - July 1991

Fine - £30 and £5 costs

Magistrates - Crosby

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted -

Notes - Found guilty of illegal coursing


Name - Gorman Colin Philip

Address - Ballyoran Park, Portadown

Convicted - 28/1/89

Fine - 6 months and £50 fine

Magistrates - Graigavon

Age/D.O.B - 21

Also convicted - Edward Murry, Jeffrey Duncan and Peter Gorman

Notes - All four banned from having any animal for life. All found guilty of seven charges of causing unnecessary suffering to a badger and ill-treated three Staffordshire bull terriers, two Jack Russell's and a wire haired terrier. Mr Hugo Marley defended all four.


Name - Gorman Peter Gerald

Address - Ballyoran Park, Portadown

Convicted - 28/1/89

Fine - 6 months and £50 fine

Magistrates - Graigavon

Age/D.O.B - 23

Also convicted - Edward Murry, Jeffrey Duncan and Colin Gorman

Notes - All four banned from having any animal for life. All found guilty of seven charges of causing unnecessary suffering to a badger and ill-treated three Staffordshire bull terriers, two Jack Russell's and a wire haired terrier. Mr Hugo Marley defended all four.


Name - Graham Mark

Address - 11 St Luke's Road, North Shields

Convicted - 16/11/95

Fine - 12 months conditional discharge and £100 costs

Magistrates - South East Northumberland

Age/D.O.B - 23

Also convicted - Spencer Burgo and Mark Templeton

Notes - All pleaded guilty to interfering with a badger sett, they were caught 25/10/94. A local farmer became suspicious when he noticed four men on a railway embankment, as he knew there was a badger sett. The police were called and they were watched for a few minutes, then four men started walking towards them carrying a pole or stick. They also had a lurcher and two terriers. All defended by Tony Malia, he said Burgo was keen on hunting foxes and rabbits.


Name - Gray Malcolm Paul

Address - Wickham Close, North Ormesby

Cleared - 29/1/93

Case thrown out

Magistrates - Richmond

Age/D.O.B - 30

Also charged - Andrew Thompson and Peter Robson

Notes - They were all accused of attempting to kill a badger, digging for badgers and interfering with a badger sett. The charges were dismissed after the prosecution declined to offer any evidence. They were all caught on 24/1/92. Dr Barry Peachy was an expert witness.


Name - Greasley Keith

Address - Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Mansfield

Convicted - 19/2/88

Fine - £500 and £30 costs

Magistrates - Chesterfield

Age/D.O.B - 21

Also convicted - Christopher Burgess and Gary Morley

Notes - Morley and Burgess have previous convictions for badgers related offences. Burgess pleaded guilty to killing two badgers, keeping a dog without a licence and the theft of a dog in August 87. Morley pleaded guilty to killing two badgers, keeping two dogs without a licence and failing to surrender to bail. Greasley pleaded guilty to killing two badgers, keeping two dogs without a licence and three other motoring offences. Mr Peter Jones defended Burgess and Morley, Greasley was defended by Mr John Turner.


Name - Greave Gordon

Address - Greenside Avenue, Blackburn

Convicted - 1994

Fine - ?

Magistrates - ?

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - ?

Notes -


Name - Green Alan Horrace (member of Rother Valley Working Terrier Club)

Address - 10 Flatts Lane, Treeton, Rotherham

Convicted - 7/5/87

Fine - £100 and £165 costs

Magistrates - Rotherham

Age/D.O.B - 27

Also convicted - Morris Cornthwaite, Peter Bottom, 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 - Green Alan Horace (member of Rother Valley Working Terrier Club)

Address - 10 Flatts Lane, Treeton, Rotherham

Convicted - 15/6/87

Fine - £500 and £28.35 costs

Magistrates - Renishaw

Age/D.O.B - 3/3/60

Also convicted - Morris Cornthwaite 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 - Green Christopher

Address - Howgill Close, Burnside

Convicted - 14/10/88

Fine - £500 and £15 costs

Magistrates - Kendal

Age/D.O.B - 31

Also convicted -

Notes - Caught 22/5/88. Found guilty of digging for badgers. He said he was after fox cubs.


Name - Green Paul

Address - Bexley Road, Northumberland Heath, Erith

Convicted - 14/3/91

Fine - £500 and £200 costs

Magistrates - Bexley

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - Alone

Notes - He took pictures of his four pet dogs as ripped a fox to pieces in his shed. He was found at as he took the negatives to be developed at his local Boots chemist. He was fined £250 for cruelty to an animal and £250 for baiting an animal.


Name - Gregory Mark Dennis

Address - Dungworth Green, Dungworth, Sheffield

Convicted - 29/9/89

Fine - £350 and £25 costs

Magistrates - Chesterfield

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - Daniel Anson, Paul Gregory and Graham Whalen

Notes - Caught 15/1/89. They all claimed they were after foxes. All defended by Mr Michael Whitworth, but found guilty of digging for badgers. Whalen also admitted a further charge of threatening behaviour after he went to the R.S.P.C.A. kennels to get his two terriers back, he was bound over for 1 year in the sum of £100. All had their terriers taken away.


Name - Gregory Paul Jason

Address - Dungworth Green, Dungworth, Sheffield

Convicted - 29/9/89

Fine - £350 and £25 costs

Magistrates - Chesterfield

Age/D.O.B - 19

Also convicted - Daniel Anson, Mark Gregory and Graham Whalen

Notes - Caught 15/1/89. They all claimed they were after foxes. All defended by Mr Michael Whitworth, but found guilty of digging for badgers. Whalen also admitted a further charge of threatening behaviour after he went to the R.S.P.C.A. kennels to get his two terriers back, he was bound over for 1 year in the sum of £100. All had their terriers taken away.


Name - Greyston Andrew

Address - Northgate, Oulton, Leeds

Convicted - 25/8/87

Fine - £300 and £15 costs

Magistrates - Wetherby

Age/D.O.B - Born 1964

Also convicted - Wayne Davies, Nigel Owen and Mark Eyles

Notes -


Name - Griffith Ian

Address - 2 Fenwick Road, Great Sutton, Ellesmere Port

Convicted - 9/9/87

Fine - £125 and £35 costs (£50 for digging and £75 for injuring a badger)

Magistrates - Neston

Age/D.O.B - 20

Also convicted - Paul Hughes and Thomas McMullen

Notes - All found guilty of digging for badgers and injuring badgers. There was also a 16 year old youth there who could not be named, may have been a fourth person also who actually killed the badger. The youth was fined £20 for digging and £30 for injuring the badger and £20 costs.


Name - Griffiths John Garreth

Address - of Ty'n Llwyd Terrace, Trawsfynydd;

Acquitted - 27/2/01

Fine -

Magistrates - Dolgellau

Age/D.O.B - 34

Also charged - Tony Edwards, Gerrard Gary Daniel Stanley, Donald Keith Edwards, David William Thomas and William Evans

Notes - On 27/2/02 Dolgellau magistrates heard about six men who were found allegedly digging a badgers' sett in a wood. They were accompanied by a dozen dogs. The men told police they were digging for a fox which had gone to ground. They denied all charges. The court heard that two dogs were seen trying to get into a tunnel at the bottom of the hole and a squealing noise could be heard. When one of the dogs, a terrier, was pulled out of the tunnel it was heavily bloodstained and had badger hairs in its mouth. The six were: Tony Edwards (27) of Grimshaw Lane, Ormskirk; Gerrard Gary Daniel Stanley (38) of Cloucas Gardens, Ormskirk; John Garreth Griffiths (34) of Ty'n Llwyd Terrace, Trawsfynydd; Donald Keith Edwards (44) of Cysgod y Coleg, Bala; David William Thomas (36) of Old Tan y Banc, Penrhynndeudraeth; and William Evans (40) of Pengwndwn, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Tony Edwards was also found not guilty of an additional charge of causing unnecessary cruelty to his Lakeland terrier. Donald Keith Edwards said he had seen a fox enter one of the holes in the area. All six told the court they were hunting for foxes and denied they had visited the site to dig for badgers. David Thomas, who farms at his mother's farm at Blaenau Ffestiniog, told the court: "I've got no interest in digging for badgers. "Why should I go all the way to Llanfrothen when I've got badgers on my own farm?" William Evans said outside court: "I'm glad it's over and our names have now been cleared. "The boys hunt every week and have been doing it for 20 years and we want to carry on hunting."


Name - Griffiths Nigel (labourer)

Address - Gwenllyn, Tylorstown, Pontypridd

Convicted - 1986

Fine - £200 and £60 costs and a further £100 cost at appeal

Magistrates - Narberth then Carmarthen Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 24

Also convicted -Michael Lane, Paul Rees, Gerald Durham and Carl Casey

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


Name - Grimshaw Gordon

Address - 3 Kenneth Avenue, Leigh

Convicted - 27/1/90

Fine - 1 month also £2000 or 2 days in prison for a technical fine for badger digging.

Magistrates - Market Drayton

Age/D.O.B - 32

Also convicted - Steven Fishwick, David Travis, Paul Blackledge and Sean Nightingale

Notes - Found guilty of attempting to dig a badger and digging a badger, also causing unnecessary suffering to dogs. Banned from keeping dogs for 10 years. All the terriers had skin infections. The day after the incident the farmer Mr William Towers said 3 men asked him to sign a piece of paper saying he gave them permission to dig on his land.


Name - Grooby Nicholas (an unpaid terrierman for South Nottingham Foxhounds)

Address - Paradise Lane, Old Dolby

Convicted - 15/1/97

Fine - See below

Magistrates - Nottingham

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - Gary Pearson, David Edwards and Mark Hulme

Notes - All found guilty by Nottingham Magistrates on 15/1/97 of attempting to take a badger, digging for badgers and interfering with a badger sett, after being caught on 16/11/95. The court heard how they were spotted by a local gamekeeper who had watched them digging at a well known badger sett. One of them had a dog locator scanner while another was poking a large metal spike into the ground. On 20/2/97 they were all sentenced to four months for attempting to take a badger, two months for digging for badgers and two months for interfering with a badger sett. All sentences are to run concurrently. They were also banned from keeping animals for 5 years. All were released on bail pending an appeal. Following the appeal in July they all had their sentences reduced to 120 hours community service plus costs of either £400 or £500.


Name - Groves Martin Gary

Address - 7 Ashbury Avenue, Mansfield

Convicted - 1986

Fine - £400 and £20 costs

Magistrates - Chesterfield

Age/D.O.B - 25

Also convicted - Darryl Aram and Andrew Mitchell

Notes - All found guilty of digging for badgers. Caught 6.00am August Bank Holiday Monday. They said they were looking for foxes.


Name - Guatella Francis

Address - 46 Kierhardy Avenue, Bootle

Convicted - 28/8/87

Fine - £500 and £73 costs

Magistrates - Flint

Age/D.O.B - 24

Also convicted - Steven Movat, Andrew Kellie and Robert Gilmore

Notes - They said they were after foxes. All found guilty of digging for a badgers


Name - Guatella Francis

Address - 46 Kier Hardy Avenue, Bootle, Liverpool

Convicted - July 1991

Fine - £30 and £5 costs

Magistrates - Crosby

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Alone

Notes - Found guilty of illegal coursing. Also has convictions for badger offences, 28/8/87.


Name - Gustard Kevin

Address - Victoria Terrace or Metcalfe Crescent, Murton, Durham

Convicted - 6/7/96 then sentenced on 3/9/96

Fine - 120 hours community service and £973.90 costs

Magistrates - Durham

Age/D.O.B - 24

Also convicted - John Norman

Notes - Admitted three offences of interfering with a badger sett. Caught 10/9/95 by Mr John Hall, a gamekeeper on the estate. Hall kept an eye on the sett after telling the police, he returned three times after the men had left the sett, he could hear a puppy barking from inside the sett. The following day Gustard returned with the puppy's mother, who was fitted with a tracking device, he then entered the dog into the sett. Police the swooped and arrested Gustard. Gustard told police he knew it was a badger sett but was trying to get his puppy out.


Name - Gwillaim Charles

Address - Tonyrefan

Convicted - June 1986

Fine - £250 and £118 costs

Magistrates - Bridgend

Age/D.O.B - 29

Also convicted - Wayne Williams

Notes - Found guilty of attempting to kill, injure or take a badger. Williams was also fined a further £25 for three offences of keeping a dog without a licence.

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