ILLEGAL foxhunting claims are being investigated by police after a member of the public reported suspicious activity in a field near Painswick around 9.30am on Thursday, September 16.

The force’s rural and environmental crime officer, Jon Palfrey, said: "Officers are investigating the incident to ascertain whether any offences were committed and to identify any potential offenders."

Anyone with information should contact police on 0845 090 1234 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 130 of September 16.