North West Hunt Saboteurs

Badger Baiters - T

Name - Tailby Wayne

Address - 16 Roecar Close, Old Whittington, Chesterfield

Convicted - 13/11/87

Fine - £100 and £20 costs see below

Magistrates - Renishaw

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - Mark Holtom and Robert Thompson

Notes - All three had badger digging charges dropped. They said they were after rabbits. Tailby pleaded guilty to abandoning a dog and not having a dog licence. Holtom pleaded guilty to not having a dog licence, driving without supervision and failing to sign his licence. Mr Bertie Mather defended Tailby and Thompson.


Name - Talbot Andrew

Address - Thirlmere Drive, Tingly, Wakefield

Convicted - 29/7/87

Fine - 2 months and £500 fine

Magistrates - Driffield

Age/D.O.B - Born 1966

Also convicted - Anthony Hooton, William McLeary, Ian Myres and Andrew Mudd

Notes - Banned from keeping animals for 4 years.


Name - Taplin Steven

Address - Kilburn Street, Liverpool

Convicted - 14/11/97

Fine - 200 hours community service and £200 costs

Magistrates - Stockport

Age/D.O.B - 28

Also convicted - Paul Archer and Stanley Young

Notes - They were all found guilty on 14/11/97 of interfering with a badger sett and causing unnecessary suffering to a fox. Young was also found guilty of cruelty to his terrier. Stockport magistrates heard over four days how the three were spotted by a woman walking her dog. In court a vet told how he had examined a fox that was found at the scene. It was still warm, had 'pretty horrendous injuries' and had bled to death. The court also heard how a greyhound and two terriers were injured, and one of the terriers had such serious injuries that it required three operations to repair the damage to the lower jaw. The three said in court how they had travelled to Stockport to hunt foxes because there were none in Merseyside (yeah right!!!). Taplin also told the court that they would not have dug at the sett if they believed badgers were inside. He also disagreed that the fox had been savaged by the dogs. "What do you think they did? Give it a kiss?" asked the prosecution. Taplin also stated it was a duty to kill foxes "because they are vermin". All three were sentenced to over 200 hours community service and ordered to pay £200 costs each. Young also had to forfeit his terrier and was banned from keeping dogs for two years.


Name - Taylor Harry

Address - Blackmoor Mead, Blackmoor, Brentwood

In court 18/3/88

Not guilty

Magistrates - Brentwood

Age/D.O.B - Born 1957

Also charged - Tony Purden and Duane Smith

Notes -


Name - Taylor Michael ( Ex rep. for F. & M.W.T.C. Essex branch 1991/2 ED-RD 10)

Address - Buckstead Road, Colchester

Convicted - 5/5/93

Fine - 3 months

Magistrates - Colchester

Age/D.O.B - 40

Also convicted - Anthony Delaney

Notes - Caught 17/5/92. Both admitted interfering with a badger sett. Banned from keeping dogs for 3 years.


Name - Tempest Mark

Address - 27 West Avenue, Golbourne, Wigan

Convicted - 6/8/87

Fine - £200 and £25 costs

Magistrates - Macclesfield

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - John Billington, Peter Noon, Thomas Cunliffe 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 - Templeton Mark

Address - Gordon Square, Whitley Bay

Convicted - 16/11/95

Fine - 12 months conditional discharge and £100 costs

Magistrates - South East Northumberland

Age/D.O.B - 26

Also convicted - Spencer Burgo and Mark Graham

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 - Thomas Andrew Robert

Address - Thomas Street, Penygraig

Convicted - 31/1/85

Fine - £250 and costs

Magistrates - Haverford

Age/D.O.B - 19

Also convicted - Stephen Palterman, 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 - Thomas David

Address - Larkspur Close, Lache, Chester

Convicted - 8/6/95

Fine - 3 months

Magistrates - Chester

Age/D.O.B - 25

Also convicted - Mark Lea

Notes - Found guilty of attempting to take a badger and digging for a badger. Peter Mort defending. Video taken of a badger being baited.


Name - Thomas David William

Address - Old Tan y Banc, Penrhynndeudraeth

Acquitted - 27/2/01

Fine -

Magistrates - Dolgellau

Age/D.O.B - 36

Also charged - Tony Edwards, Gerrard Gary Daniel Stanley, John Garreth Griffiths, Donald Keith Edwards 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 - Thomas John Geraint Owen (Terrierman with the Vale of Clettwr)

Address - Gwarbistgwynwydd, Maesycrugiau

In court - 14/4/00

Not guilty

Magistrates - Lampeter

Age/D.O.B - 48

Also charged - David Lyn Lloyd, Gethin Jones 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 - Thomas Keith

Address - 178 Kings Heath Avenue, Liverpool

Convicted - ?

Fine - £100 and £31.03

Magistrates - Chester

Age/D.O.B - 23

Also convicted - Kevin Walsh, Charles Fisher and Paul Hughes

Notes - All found guilty of digging for badgers


Name - Thomas Martin

Address - Bellhagg Road, Walkley

Convicted - 1/10/93

Fine - £1,250

Magistrates - Sheffield

Age/D.O.B - 21

Also convicted - Daniel Anson

Notes - Found guilty of obstructing a badger sett. Anson was cleared of assaulting a policeman. They said they were looking for foxes.


Name - Thompson Andrew also known as Paul McMenamin

Address - Bishopton Road, Middlesborough

Due in court 26/11/92

Fine - ?

Magistrates - Richmond

Age/D.O.B -

Also charged - Peter Robson and Malcolm Gray

Notes - Caught in January 1992. All are charged with attempting to kill, injure or take a badger, digging for badgers, interfering with a badger sett, causing damage to a badger sett and sending a dog down a badger sett.


Name - Thompson Andrew Paul

Address - Maple Grove, Conisbrough

Convicted - 23/9/87 and appealed 17/3/88

Fine - £100 and £50 costs and £123 costs at the appeal

Magistrates - Thorne

Age/D.O.B - 23

Also convicted - Paul Scott

Notes - Found guilty of attempting to kill, injure or take a badger. Cleared of digging for badgers. They said they were after foxes, Paul Scott said he was an experienced fox hunter in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District. Spotted by an infa-red camera at the nearby power station.


Name - Thompson Neil

Address - Horbury

Convicted - Winter 1992

Fine - £300

Magistrates - Huddersfield

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Richard Thompson and Neil Finnerty

Notes - All found guilty of digging for badgers. They said they were after foxes. All were cleared of attempting to kill, injure or take a badger.


Name - Thompson Richard

Address - Lupset, Wakefield

Convicted - 16/10/91, Appeal 28/1/92

Fine - £300 plus £200 costs of the appeal

Magistrates - Huddersfield Magistrates then Wakefield Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 19

Also convicted - Neil Thompson and Kevin Finnerty

Notes - All three were convicted of digging for badgers, they all claimed they were digging for foxes and had no idea that badgers were in the area. They were all seen digging into a drainage site by a police officer who has 30 years experience in badger watching. When the RSPCA and members of a local badger group attended the sett, they found easily recognisable evidence that badgers were in the area.


Name - Thompson Robert Anthony

Address - 25 Station Road, Old Whittington, Chesterfield

Convicted - 13/11/87

Fine - £40 and £20 costs

Magistrates - Renishaw

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - Wayne Tailby and Mark Holtom

Notes - All three had badger digging charges dropped. They said they were after rabbits. Tailby pleaded guilty to abandoning a dog and not having a dog licence. Holtom pleaded guilty to not having a dog licence, driving without supervision and failing to sign his licence. Mr Bertie Mather defended Tailby and Thompson.


Name - Thorpe Paul

Address - Wickers Road, High Green, Sheffield

Convicted - 10/12/90

Fine - £150 and £100 costs

Magistrates - Sheffield

Age/D.O.B - Born 1968

Also convicted - Richard Estranger

Notes -


Name - Till Christopher

Address - 162 Stockbridge Lane, Knowsley, Liverpool

Convicted - 24/6/88

Fine - £100 and £25 costs

Magistrates - Wirral

Age/D.O.B - 19

Also convicted - Andrew Fielding

Notes - They put a terrier down a fox earth, and also denied 6 other by-law offences. Both have other convictions for badger offences.


Name -Till Christopher

Address - 162 Stockbridge Lane, Knowsley

Convicted - 27/11/89

Fine - £250 and £75 costs

Magistrates - Berwyn

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Anthony Fielding, Kevin Roberts and Malcolm Hopwood

Notes - All convicted of attempting to take a badger. Defending Julian Linskill said they were only after foxes. Hopwood had an appeal at Mold Crown Court and lost. He was ordered to pay the costs of £410. He also judges terriers at shows.


Name - Tomkins Melvyn

Address - Drake Avenue, Dines Green, Worcester

Convicted - 4/3/88

Fine - £200 and £40 costs

Magistrates - Worcester

Age/D.O.B - 22

Also convicted - Michael James, Adrian Yeomans and Steven George

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


Name - Tomlin James

Address - 707 Great Cambridge Road, Enfield

Convicted - 2/6/87

Fine - £200 and £20 costs

Magistrates - Epping

Age/D.O.B - 25/12/67

Also convicted - Sean Kingham and Jason Broderick

Notes - Caught 7/2/87. Found guilty of attempting to kill, injure or take a badger. Anthony Beaumont of 14 Ramney Drive, Enfield Lock was discharged, being 15 years old, it appears he was unaware of what was going on.


Name - Travers Paul

Address - 158 Malpas Road, Newport

Convicted - June 1986

Fine - ?

Magistrates - Warminster

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Alone

Notes - He had a freezer full of bodies including a badgers head


Name - Travis David (Member of Lancashire Terrier Club as rep. Lancashire Evening Post 13/1/90)

Address - Winwood Street, Leigh

Convicted - 27/1/90

Fine - £500 and £100 costs

Magistrates - Market Drayton

Age/D.O.B - 26

Also convicted - Steven Fishwick, Gordon Grimshaw, 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 - Treanor Gerald Paul (gym owner)

Address - 47 Everest Road, or Carrbank Street Atherton

Convicted - 20/8/87 and appealed

Fine - £500 and £150 costs and fine reduced to £250

Magistrates - Vale Royal and Knutsford Crown Court

Age/D.O.B - 32

Also convicted - Leslie Mountford, Anthony Concannon 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 - Trevor Brice

Address - Russway Farm, Westport

Convicted - 14/10/92

Fine - £120 (see below) and £60 costs

Magistrates - Taunton Deane

Age/D.O.B - 32

Also convicted - Norman Miller

Notes - Found guilty of causing damage to a badger sett, interfering with a badger sett. (£60 for each offence). Thomas Brice employed Miller to do some improvements on his land with an earth digger, and exposed the sett when digging with this.


Name - Trevor Brice

Address - Russway Farm, Westport

Convicted - 14/10/92

Fine - £120 (see below) and £60 costs

Magistrates - Taunton Deane

Age/D.O.B - 32

Also convicted - Norman Miller

Notes - Found guilty of causing damage to a badger sett, interfering with a badger sett. (£60 for each offence). Thomas Brice employed Miller to do some improvements on his land with an earth digger, and exposed the sett when digging with this.


Name - Tucker Stephen Cyril

Address - 44 Lyndhurst Crescent, Blidworth

Convicted - 13/1/93

Fine - £300 and £200 costs

Magistrates - Louth

Age/D.O.B - 37

Also convicted - Wayne Coupe, Gary 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 - Tuckwell Edward

Address - Hampton Estate, Seale, near Aldershot

In court 14/5/96

Case dismissed

Magistrates - South West Surrey

Age/D.O.B -

Also charged - Alone

Notes - Tuckwell was charged with interfering with a badger sett. Defended by Michael Goodridge, Tuckwell pleaded not guilty to the charge, he said he suffered a lot of problems with rabbits on the estate and thought the sett was inhabited by rabbits. He denied he intended to gas the sett.


Name - Tull Ian

Address - Wyndham Road, Dover

Convicted - ?

Fine - £600 and £50 costs

Magistrates - Dover

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Alan Ball and Stephen Hutchinson

Notes - Caught 31/10. All found guilty of digging for badgers. Ian Tull failed to show up in court and sent a sick note which the court refused to accept. Police caught them at another sett.


Name - Turner John (Game Warden)

Address - Park House, Millom

Convicted - 30/1/83

Fine - £700

Magistrates - Millom

Age/D.O.B - 39

Also convicted - Raymond Mossop, Stephen Mossop, Alan O'Brian and Michael Crelin.

Notes - John Turner looked after the woods in which the badger sett was located. 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 - Turner Thomas

Address - Mahom Avenue, Rawmarsh

Convicted - 4/4/89

Fine - £400 and £67 costs

Magistrates - Uttoxeter

Age/D.O.B - 31

Also convicted - Alan Webster and Albert Bales

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 - Twynham Peter William

Address - Heol Fawr, Penyrheol

Convicted - June 1986

Fine - ?

Magistrates - Warminster

Age/D.O.B -

Also convicted - Alone

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