Two men have appeared in court for allegedly assaulting hunt monitors and stealing their cameras.

Shane Chapman, aged 33, appeared alongside Christopher Mills, aged 34, at Weymouth Magistrates Court on Thursday, April 11.

The offences relate to two separate incidents on September 26 and October 3, last year.

Chapman was charged with two charges of theft and one of common assault. This relates to two incidents, one on Knapp Farm, Hilfield near Cerne Abbas on September 26, where Chapman is alleged to have assaulted one person and stolen a Baofeng UV-5R radio valued at £25.

He is also alleged to have stolen a Panasonic X90 handheld camcorder, to the value of £290 at Great Head Lane in Batcombe, Somerset on October 3.

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Mills was charged with attempted theft and common assault for an incident at Great Head Lane in Batcombe, Somerset, on October 3. He is alleged to have assaulted one person and attempted to steal a GoPro camera.

Chapman of Bingham Road, Verwood, pleaded not guilty and will have his trial at Weymouth Magistrates Court on July 15.

Mills, of Hardy Crescent, Wimborne Minster and representing himself, did not enter a plea and requested the case be sent to crown court. He will next be seen at Bournemouth Crown Court on May 9. 

Both men are on conditional bail not to contact any of the victims involved in the offences, not to enter Crewkerne in Somerset, not to attend any location where a hunt is taking place in the UK and not to attend, loiter or be near any hunt or hunt-related activity.