01
Aug
12

Lochindorb hare snare trial: charges dropped against one of the accused gamekeepers

The trial against two gamekeepers from the Lochindorb Estate, accused of setting snares to trap mountain hares (see here and here for background) has had a dramatic turn today, according to the Forres Gazette.

It is reported that one of the accused gamekeepers, Kevin Begg, had the charge against him dropped. The reason for this has not yet been reported. The Gazette claims that the fiscal, Ian Smith (more about Mr Smith after the trial) says he now intends to call Begg as a witness against Lochindorb head gamekeeper David Taylor. Both Taylor and Begg had denied the charges.

A report on today’s events in court can be read in the Forres Gazette here.

The trial continues tomorrow.

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