Boxing Day hunt meetings to be held in private

Traditional Boxing Day hunts are set to be cancelled this year due to fears of large crowds gathering.

Although trail-hunting may still take place, meetings will be moved away from pubs and town centres.

Local events include the Berkeley Hunt and the Beaufort Hunt, which regularly attract hundreds of spectators.

According to The Telegraph the executive body for trail-hunting, The Hunting Office, has written to 250 packs across England and Wales informing them of the decision to cancel, and urging them to inform councils and would-be spectators as soon as possible.

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