Car allegedly driven at horse and rider taking part in hunt near Sudbury

The incident was reported to have happened at an authorised hunt (stock picture).Picture: MARK WESTL

The incident was reported to have happened at an authorised hunt (stock picture).Picture: MARK WESTLEY - Credit: Mark Westley

A man has been arrested after allegedly driving his car at a horse and its rider during an authorised hunt near to the Suffolk/Essex border.

Essex Police said officers were called to an incident involving a group of people at the hunt in the Bakers Road area, in Belchamp St Paul, to the west of Sudbury, at around 2pm on Saturday.

“It was reported a car was driven at a horse and its rider,” a police spokesman added.

“Neither the horse nor the rider have been injured.”

A 48 year-old man from Cambridgeshire has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and has since been released under investigation.

It is thought the incident involved the East Essex Hunt, which had sought the landowner’s permission to carry out an authorised hunt.

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