Charges of aggravated trespass against Nick Penn and another saboteur from Leicester, have been dropped. They had been arrested at the Woodland Pytchley Foxhunt on 12th November 1994 in contravention of an agreement with local police. Inspector Nicholls of Kettering police had told saboteurs they would be allowed to video the hunt but when Nick and his fellow saboteur tried to do so they were arrested. They take the view that the police deliberately broke an agreement, entered into in good faith, in order to intimidate saboteurs and are now taking legal action against Northamptonshire Police.
Inspector Nicholls was also in charge the previous week, when five saboteurs were arrested. These were among the first people to be arrested under the Criminal `Justice' Act.