Hunt saboteurs sprayed with manure by tractor driver chasing them down road

Hunt saboteurs were chased by a tractor driver – who tipped manure all over their van.

The group were targeted as they monitored the activities of the Meynell and South Staffordshire Hunt.

Footage shows members of the Lincoln Hunt Saboteurs being pursued by a tractor with a bucket full of manure in Hixon, Staffordshire.

The tractor tips the bucket sending manure cascading onto the roof and through the open window of the van.

One of the group can be heard saying: "They are pouring s*** on us – I’m covered in poo, wonderful!"

The video has since gone viral after it was posted on the group’s Facebook group following the incident on Saturday,December 1.

A spokesperson for the group said: "Its bumpkin justice.

"If the hydraulics failed on the tractor, it could have crashed into the vehicle and killed people – it could have been fatal.

"We often get intimidation like this and we need to make sure people are aware of it.

"We are a sab (sic) group that are their most of the time, we don’t do anything illegal and we largely monitor the activities of hunts.

"If they’re doing nothing illegal then they can’t object to our presence.

"If they do anything illegal then will take non-violent direct action, like laying false scent trails for the dogs to help the fox escape.

"The incident has been reported to the police.

"There were 12 of us altogether, seven in the van I was in and five on the van that was attacked with the tractor.

"You could see some of the hunts supporter laughing at us when it happened. It was because we ruined their day.

"This sort of stuff goes on all the time and the police do nothing about it.

"Many members of groups like ours have had dead foxes left on their steps, they’ll do anything to intimate us."

A Staffordshire Police spokeswoman said: "Officers from Staffordshire Police were called to a report of a man dropping manure on a vehicle at a farm in Lea Road, Hixon, Stafford on December 1.

"Enquiries are on-going and anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 850 of 1 December."

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