North West Hunt Saboteurs

Badger Baiters - P

Name - Palterman Stephen Hugh

Address - Mikado Street, Penygraig

Convicted - 31/1/85

Fine - £250 and costs

Magistrates - Haverford

Age/D.O.B - 21

Also convicted - Andrew Thomas, Jeffrey Nash, David Bartlett and Jeffrey Leyshon

Notes - They said they were after foxes. Caught July 84. Found guilty of causing suffering to five dogs by keeping them confined in a boot of a car, cruelly ill-treating a badger and procuring or aiding and abetting two dogs to fight. All were defended by Mr Wyn Rees.


Name - Parker Jason Alan

Address - Lyth Road, Lancaster

In court 12/2/94, trial due to take place 21/22 April 1994

Fine -?

Magistrates - Appleby

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - Robert Clark and Paul Florkowskie

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


Name - Parr Tom

Address - Emo Portlaois, County Laois

Convicted - Autumn 1994

Fine - 6 months suspended sentence and £1000 costs

Magistrates - ?

Age/D.O.B -

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

Notes - All brought to court after Channel 4 undercover programme on badger digging holidays in Eire.


Name - Partington Christopher

Address - Grove Bank Road, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent

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

Fine - £450 and £60 costs

Magistrates - Eccleshall and Stafford Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 26

Also convicted - Sean Carley

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 - Parton Philip David

Address - Uttley Street, Bolton

In court 8/10/92

Had his charges dropped

Magistrates - Blackburn

Age/D.O.B - 28

Also charged - Stephen Brooks

Notes - Had charges of attempting to take a badger, and interfering with a badger sett dropped.


Name - Patterman Stephen Hugh

Address - Mucado Street, Penygraig

Convicted - January 1985

Fine - ?

Magistrates - Haverfordwest

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted -

Notes - see Jeffrey Nash


Name - Pavitt Mark Graham

Address - 20 Ashley Road, 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 - 23

Also convicted - Nicolas Dixon and Andrew Conboy

Notes - All admitted to interfering with a badger sett on 18/12/95 at woods behind the prison. 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 - Payton Philip David

Address - Uttley Street, Bolton

In court 8/10/92

Had his charges dropped

Magistrates - Blackburn

Age/D.O.B - Aged 28

Also charged - Stephen Brooks

Notes - Both defended by Mr Richard Carter


Name - Pearce Gary

Address - 5 Kipling Road, Lower Gornal, Dudley

Convicted - 24/10/95

Fine - £750 and £50 costs

Magistrates - Seisdon

Age/D.O.B - Aged 21

Also convicted - Robert Pearce and Stephen Shakespeare

Notes - Gary Pearce and Robert Pearce pleaded guilty to interfering with a badger sett, Stephen Shakespeare pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the Pearces. Caught 4/6/95 at 9 p.m. Stephen Shakespeare was the landowner, he claims he told the two men to fill in rabbit and fox holes. Robert Pearce was also fined £250 for possessing a shotgun found at the badger sett. Shakespeare is also a horse meat dealer and his brother David, is also a horse meat dealer and lives at Shakespeare Yard, Oak Lane, Kingswinford, Dudley, West Midlands.


Name - Pearce Robert (father of Gary)

Address - 5 Kipling Road, Lower Gornal, Dudley

Convicted - 24/10/95

Fine - £750 and £50 costs also fined £250 for possessing a shotgun

Magistrates - Seisdon

Age/D.O.B - Aged 48

Also convicted - Gary Pearce and Stephen Shakespeare

Notes - Gary Pearce and Robert Pearce pleaded guilty to interfering with a badger sett, Stephen Shakespeare pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the Pearces. Caught 4/6/95 at 9.00p.m. Stephen Shakespeare was the landowner, he claims he told the two men to fill in rabbit and fox holes. Robert Pearce was also fined £250 for possessing a shotgun found at the badger sett. Shakespeare is also a horse meat dealer and his brother David, is also a horse meat dealer and lives at Shakespeare Yard, Oak Lane, Kingswinford, Dudley, West Midlands.


Name - Pearson Gary

Address - Souldern Way, Longton, Stoke-On-Trent

Convicted - 15/1/97

Fine - See below

Magistrates - Nottingham

Age/D.O.B - 34

Also convicted - Nicholas Grooby, 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 - Pearson Leslie

Address -Willowdene, Cotgrave

Convicted - 9/7/76

Fine - £80 and £15 costs

Magistrates - Birmingham

Age/D.O.B - 33

Also convicted - Alone

Notes - Caught 21/12/75. Found guilty of digging for badgers.


Name - Peck Steven

Address - Hilton Road, Canvey Island

In court 18/3/88

Not guilty

Magistrates - Brentwood

Age/D.O.B - 28

Also charged - Wayne Marney and Gary Brewster

Notes - Caught 12/86. Found not guilty of digging for badgers. Mr Barry Gilbert defended all three


Name - Perry Bernard

Address - Green Avenue, Little Hulton, Salford

Convicted - 23/11/95 due back 19/12/95 for sentence

Fine - 100 hours community service, £260 costs and banned from keeping a dog for 5 years

Magistrates - Leek then Cheadle

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - David Worral

Notes - Both admitted interfering with a badger sett and causing unnecessary suffering to a dog. Charges of digging for badgers and attempting to kill or capture a badger were dropped. A Peak Park warden called the police after seeing two men acting suspiciously near a sett. One appeared to be digging in an entrance hole and dogs were heard barking. When they were confronted they said they had been given permission by a farmer to hunt foxes and rabbits. Mark Davies defending Perry said they had already caught a fox, then their terrier ran off down a badger sett after another.


Name - Perry David

Address - Picton Street, Griffithstown

Convicted - 16/4/90

Fine - £50

Magistrates - Usk

Age/D.O.B - Born 1966

Also convicted - Colin Day and Mark Walker

Notes -


Name - Peter Dobbs

Address - Newman Street, Liverpool

In court 12/12/82

Not guilty

Magistrates - Wirral

Age/D.O.B - 23

Also convicted - Stephen Movat and Stephen Kendrick

Notes - All found not guilty of unlawfully attempting to take a badger. Caught August 1982. However a charge of causing £70 damage was proved and they were fined £35 each. They said they were hunting foxes and had killed over 400 in the last few years. Movat also has a conviction for other badger offences.


Name - Pettiperre Gary

Address - Belper Road, Alderwasley

Convicted - 18-19/9/97

Fine - See below

Magistrates - Bakewell

Age/D.O.B - 37

Also convicted - Garry Shaw, David Wragg and Michael Holland

Notes - They were found guilty of interfering with a badger sett, digging for badgers and killing a badger. The court heard on they were seen on 10/3/96 by a badger protection group. The group were keeping watch on a sett when they observed the four approach the sett and begin digging. They then watched in horror as a badger was knifed, then bludgeoned to death. The police were called and found the body of a fully grown male badger still warm in a shallow grave near the sett. The four told the police they had been looking for foxes (there goes that old excuse again) and had nothing to do with the badgers death. However, Wragg told magistrates he had stabbed the badger through the heart and then buried it. He said the two terriers were on a scent and had run into the sett, he then dug out the terriers and found one dog locked jaw-to-jaw with the badger and the other dog was also clamped onto it. Wragg said the killing was unavoidable. "It was not sport. I did it to save the dogs." Police took a knife from Wragg and a boiler suit from Holland both were bloodstained and DNA genetic profiling (used for the first time in such a case) matched the blood of the dead badger. On 17/10/97 all were sentenced to five months in prison by Bakewell magistrates, however all were released on police bail pending an appeal at Derby Crown Court. The court also ordered that their terriers be forfeited to the RSPCA. Following a failed appeal at Derby Crown Court on 12/2/98, Holland was sentenced to four months, Wragg and Pettipierre both received three months sentences.


Name - Pick Alistair Frank (member of F. & M.W.T.C.) (roofing contractor)

Address - 26 Curzon Road, Aylestone, Leicester

Convicted - 9/3/90 and appealed 27/9/90

Fine - £1000 and £141 costs and £900 costs of the appeal (£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 and Leicester Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 32

Also convicted - John Ford, Neil Chappell and Mark Sloan

Notes - Judge Christopher Young sat at Leicester Crown Court, he branded Pick a liar and deeply untruthful


Name - Pipes David

Address - 97 Danebury Drive, York (maybe his mothers/sisters house)

Convicted - September 1995

Fine - 3 months reduced to 180 hours community service after appeal

Magistrates - York

Age/D.O.B - 21

Also convicted -

Notes - Found guilty of possessing part of a dead badger. He kept the head of the badger in his freezer. Pipes said he found it when walking with his dog. Defended by Mr Michael Atkin. Following an appeal on 23/9/95 his sentence was reduced to 180 hours community service by Judge John Cotton


Name - Place Kenneth Brian

Address - Underwood Farm, Clough Fold, Rossendale

Convicted - 12/4/90

Fine - £350 and £180 costs

Magistrates - Kendal

Age/D.O.B - 56

Also convicted - Keith Simpson and Paul Nightingale

Notes - Convicted of digging for a badger and ill-treating a dog. Offence took place on 10/9/89.


Name - Poyser Mark

Address - Tyburn Road, Erdington

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

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

Magistrates - Bromsgrove and Worcester Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 34

Also convicted - John Collins, Martin Bradley 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 - Prescott David

Address - Woodcote Close, Orford, Warrington

Convicted - ?

Fine - £50 and £30 costs

Magistrates - Runcorn

Age/D.O.B - 23

Also convicted - John Buckley, Michael West and Brian Horrocks

Notes - Caught 9/1/?. They were all found guilty of attempting to take a badger. They said they were after foxes.


Name - Price Sean Vincent

Address - Horn Drive, West Belfast

Convicted - Spring 1991

Fine - £120

Magistrates - Belfast

Age/D.O.B - Born 1968

Also convicted - Martin Owens, John Shannon and James McNally

Notes - All found guilty of cruelty to a fox which they then bagged, before it was set upon by seven dogs. All banned from keeping dogs for 2 years.


Name - Pritchard Steven

Address - Bron-y-Garth, Caernarfon

Convicted - 11/12/90

Fine - £450 and £115 costs

Magistrates - Pyllheli

Age/D.O.B - Born 1965

Also convicted - Wynn-Owen

Notes -


Name - Purcell Gary James

Address - Hilton Court, Sefton, Liverpool

Convicted - 1981

Fine - £100 and £10 costs

Magistrates - Wirral

Age/D.O.B - 20

Also convicted - James Sherrin and Kevin Walsh

Notes - Found guilty of digging for badgers. There was also a fourth person, a 16 year old boy from Bootle who was also fined £100 and £10 costs.


Name - Purden Barry

Address - 29 Oriel Road, Bootle, Liverpool

Convicted - 1/1/89

Fine - 30 days

Magistrates - Wirral

Age/D.O.B - 27

Also convicted - Stephen Horton

Notes - Both were found guilty of cruelty to an adult male fox, which they trapped and killed with four dogs while in West Kirby. They also buried the animal alive after it had gone to ground.


Name - Purden Tony

Address - Church Street, Mountnessing, Brentwood

In court 18/3/88

Not guilty

Magistrates - Brentwood

Age/D.O.B - Born 1961

Also charged - Harry Taylor and Duane Smith

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