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Hunts targeted by graffiti vandals

THREE FOXHUNTS have been targeted in a string of vandal attacks by anti-blood sport activists, according to police. Three venues across Gloucestershire were vandalised in the early hours of Sunday as part of a protest on the eve of the third anniversary of the Hunting With Dogs Act.

The Countryside Alliance said protesters had daubed graffiti across the outbuildings of Beaufort Kennels, Badminton House. Gloucestershire Police also confirmed premises belonging to the Vale of the White Horse Hunt and the Cotswold Hunt groups, both in Cirencester, had been targeted.

A police spokesman said: ‘Anti-hunt slogans were painted and a number of vehicles were damaged. Inquiries are ongoing.’