With all the convictions we’ve had recently it’s hard to keep up with how many we have actually got so we’ve created this page to keep them all in one place. We anticipate that this will be a regularly updated page on our website. Keep an eye on this page as there could be more soon…

How many convictions, cautions and community resolutions does the Atherstone Hunt and those associated with it have?


20 convictions

Pete Taroni – Atherstone Hunt Director

Assault by beating

Disorderly conduct likely to cause harrasment alarm or distress

Failure to attend bail X3

Currently wanted and on the run


John Hadfield – Criminal Damage

18 months conditional discharge, £625 costs and £64 compensation


Laura Caines Assault by beating X 2

 Found guilty of assaulting two hunt sabs on the 28th Febuary 2015. 12 week prison sentence suspended for 12 months + 700 costs and compensation

Atherstone Hunt supporter guilty of assault

ATHERSTONE HUNT SUPPORTER LAURA CAINES FOUND GUILTY OF TWO COUNTS OF ASSAULT BY BEATINGToday Atherstone Hunt supporter Laura Caines was found guilty of two counts of assault by beating at Loughbourgh Magistrates Court. The incident happened on the 28th February 2015 after a fox was chased and illegally hunted by hounds in front of huntsman Stuart Barton and Hunt Saboteurs. Barton immediately rides his horse into the nearest saboteur pinning them against a wall. Caines then attacks the same saboteur from behind by putting them in a head lock, hitting them over the head and then attempting to steal their camcorder. She then moved on to the other sab who was filming, grabbed her and then dug her nails into the sabs check causing it to bleed. She again tried to steal the camcorder that had filmed the incident. Magistrates found her guilty in her absence after offering no defence. A warrant has been issued for her arrest so that she can be sentenced.

Posted by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs on Monday, December 21, 2015


George Bentley Brown Assault X 8

Guilty of assaulting and throwing manure at peaceful protestors on 2nd Janissary 2017. Six month conditional discharge + 135 costs

Posted by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs on Monday, July 3, 2017

Jake Mitchell

Common Assault  X 2

Theft  X 1

Guilty of assaulting peaceful protestors and stealing part of their fox costume on 2nd January 2017. £211 fine + £165 costs

Posted by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs on Monday, July 3, 2017

Richard Mathews


Guilty of stealing a banner from a peaceful protestor on 2nd January 2017. £35 compensation

5 Cautions

2 Atherstone Hunt supporters received cautions on 1st January 2016 one for threatening and sexist language the other for violence and received a £90 fine

2 Atherstone Hunt supporters received cautions for the violence on 2nd January 2017

An Atherstone Hunt Supporter received a caution and had to write a letter of apology after deliberately driving into a female sabs vehicle and then subjecting her to a tirade of sexist abuse on 1st Fecember 2016

Conditional Caution

ATHERSTONE HUNT SUPPORTER GIVEN CONDITIONAL CAUTIONOn 29-11-16 whilst we were monitoring the activities of the the Atherstone Hunt at Sutton Cheney, one of the hunts supporters who had been watching the hunt decided to ram his car into our vehicle. He then jumped out and proceeded to shout a torrent of sexist and misogynist verbal abuse at a female sab. He can be seen raising his fist and indicates that he knows where she lives. The hunt can be seen riding past as he continues his tirade of shocking sexist language. The incident was reported to Leicestershire Police who dealt with the matter swiftly, he was brought in for questioning where he accepted a conditional caution for his actions. He must attend a victim awareness course which he must pay for himself and he must write a letter of apology to the victim.The Atherstone Hunt and its supporters seem to have a real problem with women, over the past few years the women in our group have been subjected to numerous sexist and misogynist verbal abuse and have been physically attacked and bullied by men from the hunt. Hopefully this sends a message out to the Atherstone Hunt that this is not an acceptable way to talk to women and that their bigotry will not be tolerated by the police.Help us continue with our work:: https://www.paypal.me/westmidlandhuntsabsPlease sign our petition: https://www.change.org/p/atherstone-town-council-to-prohibit-the-atherstone-hunt-meeting-in-atherstone-market-square

Posted by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs on Sunday, January 29, 2017

1 Community Resolutions

James Farrands was made to write a letter of apology after admitting to his part in stealing a banner from a peaceful protestor on 2nd January 2017

Posted by West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs on Monday, July 3, 2017


20 convictions 5 cautions 1 community resolution total = 26


Violent extremists and proud!