A shocking piece if footage has been released of a horse rider whipping a hunt saboteur with a riding crop. The hunt saboteurs claim that the rider "lashed out" 17 times following an altercation in which the hunt activists were attempting to halt the rider "charging down" protestors.
In the footage, the rider is heard screaming for the saboteurs to “get off my horse" as the masked man tries to grab onto the reins during the clash with the East Sussex & Romney Marsh Hunt Club on Saturday.
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Sussex Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward.
A spokesman for the force said: "A third party report of an assault has been made after a man was allegedly struck with a riding crop by a horse rider in Herstmonceux on Saturday (November 18).