HSA news release 17th October 2006
Frazer Sibley a hunt supporter of Bignor Park Road Nursery, Bignor Park Road, Bignor, West Sussex was found guilty at Chichester Magistrates Court (17 Oct. 06) of assaulting Christopher Black during a meet of the Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray Hunt on 17th February 05. This was the last legal day of fox hunting in England and Wales.
Sibley was given a two year Conditional Discharge and ordered to pay £250 costs. On Aug 25, 06, Lewes Crown Court fined hunt supporter Wayne Spencer £400 with £700 costs for an assault during the same incident
Footage shown to the court taken by a cameraman for ITN news showed Sibley punching Christopher six times in the back of the head. Sibley argued he was defending a hunt rider, when in fact the hunt rider was deliberately riding into Christopher to stop him videoing an attack by Wayne Spencer. Seconds before the attack, Christopher had videoed Wayne Spencer kicking hunt saboteur, Simon Clear in the head.