North West Hunt Saboteurs

Badger Baiters - J

Name - Jackson John

Address - Stamford Road, Blacon, Chester

Convicted - 4/11/77

Fine - £15

Magistrates - Chester

Age/D.O.B - 18

Also convicted - Edward Dry and Robert Britnall

Notes - Found guilty of digging for badgers and two offences of not having a dog licence.


Name - Jackson Trevor

Address - Cadeby Avenue, Conisborough

Convicted - 30/7/84

Fine - £150 and £135 costs

Magistrates - Chesterfield

Age/D.O.B - 24

Also convicted - John Bradder, Terence Calladine 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 - James Brian Jon

Address - Tuberville Street, Maesteg

Convicted - Spring 1995

Fine - ?

Magistrates - Tenby

Age/D.O.B - 23

Also convicted - John Hill, Andrew Mullahy and Paul Brian

Notes - All pleaded guilty to digging for badgers.


Name - James John Rees

Address - Cheviot Close, Tynewydd Park, Risca

Convicted - June 1986

Fine - ?

Magistrates - Warminster

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Alone

Notes -


Name - James Michael (porcelain worker)

Address - Himberleton Road, St John's, Worcester

Convicted - 4/3/88

Fine - £200 and £40 costs

Magistrates - Worcester

Age/D.O.B - 21

Also convicted - Melvyn Thomkins, Adrian Yoemans and Steven George

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


Name - Jenkins Carl Spencer (roof tiler)

Address - Thompson Villa, Ynysybwl

Convicted - 86/87 and appealed 11/6/87

Fine - £150 and £100 costs and £124 costs at the appeal

Magistrates - Pontypridd and Cardiff Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 26

Also convicted - Terrance Williams

Notes - Both defended by Richard Griffiths.


Name - Johnson Alan

Address - New Road North, Hainault

Convicted - 16/11/88

Fine - £400 and £20 costs

Magistrates - Rochford

Age/D.O.B - 21

Also convicted - Michael Dean and Martin Mackay

Notes - Claimed they were looking for foxes. Found guilty of attempting to kill, injure or take a badger. Dean and Johnson were also convicted of cruelty to their dogs, they were banned from keeping dogs for 5 years.


Name - Johnson Ian

Address - 92 Lundy Road, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

Convicted - 12/10/90

Fine - £200

Magistrates - Crewe

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - Gareth Williams and Paul Anderson

Notes - Claimed they were out hunting foxes. They dug a 8ft hole down into the badger sett. Found guilty of digging for badgers. Caught December 1989. They had been given permission to dig for foxes at a farm.


Name - Johnston Philip Charles

Address - Sparrowmire Lane, Kendal

In court 3/10/92

Not guilty

Magistrates - Appleby

Age/D.O.B - 21

Also charged - Alone

Notes - Found not guilty of interfering with a badger sett. Two other people were arrested at the sett Craig Lowther and Tony Martindale both from Kendal. They said they were out driving when they decided to go and get some rabbits. Defended by Mr Malcolm Dutchman-Smith.


Name - Jones David

Address - Co-Operative Terrace, New Brancepeth

Convicted - 13/6/86

Fine - £300 and £91 costs

Magistrates - Hexham

Age/D.O.B - 33

Also convicted - Ronald Naisbett and Colin Agar

Notes - They said they were after foxes. Found guilty of digging for badgers. Caught 8/9/85. They pleaded not guilty to injuring a badger and the charge was dismissed. Mr Norman Laidman defended all three.


Name Jones Gethin (Terrierman with the Vale of Clettwr)

Address - Gardde, Cwmdwyfran

In court 14/4/00

Found not guilty

Magistrates - Lampeter

Age/D.O.B - 46

Also charged - David Lyn Lloyd, John Geraint Owen Thomas and John Gareth Jones

Notes - The master and three other members of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt have been cleared of interfering with a badger sett by destroying it. Hunt master David Lyn Lloyd, John Geraint Owen Thomas, Gethin Jones and John Gareth Jones had encroached without permission on to forestry land. Gethin Jones who said he had 30 years' experience as terrierman, dismissed a prosecution suggestion that he had disturbed an active badger's sett and said he had walked around the area and had not seen any signs of setts. John Geraint Thomas said, "I have been a terrierman for over 30 years and there is no doubt in my mind that this was not a badger's sett. I know there are active setts in the area but we couldn't see these from where we were."


Name - Jones John Gareth (Foot follower with the Vale of Clettwr)

Address - Golygfa, Heol Gilfachwen, Llandysul

In court 14//00

Found not guilty

Magistrates - Lampeter

Age/D.O.B - 64

Also charged - David Lyn Lloyd, John Geraint Owen Thomas and Gethin Jones

Notes - The master and three other members of the Vale of Clettwr Hunt have been cleared of interfering with a badger sett by destroying it. Hunt master David Lyn Lloyd, John Geraint Owen Thomas, Gethin Jones and John Gareth Jones had encroached without permission on to forestry land. Gethin Jones who said he had 30 years' experience as terrierman, dismissed a prosecution suggestion that he had disturbed an active badger's sett and said he had walked around the area and had not seen any signs of setts. John Geraint Thomas said, "I have been a terrierman for over 30 years and there is no doubt in my mind that this was not a badger's sett. I know there are active setts in the area but we couldn't see these from where we were."


Name - Jones Richard John (Mechanic)

Address - Heol Bury, Gwaelog-y-Garth, Taffs Wells

Convicted - 17/6/89

Fine - £400 and £100 costs

Magistrates - Whitland

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Clive Reid-Smith and Vincent Newbury.

Notes - Caught 6/11/88. Gang was infiltrated by two undercover investigators. Found guilty of digging for a badger. Graham Walters was defending all three.

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