A MAN has been ordered to pay £1,145 in a fine and costs after being found guilty of poaching in Long Preston.

Ronald Sedgeley, 48, was found guilty in July by Harrogate magistrates of hunting a wild mammal with a dog at Langber Lane, Long Preston, on November 4, 2022.

Magistrates found that the hunting was not of a class not exempted by the Hunting Act of 2004.

On Monday (September 4), Sedgeley, of Lever Street, Heywood, Rochdale, who was unrepresented at Harrogate Magistrates Court, was fined £375 and ordered to pay costs of £620 and a surcharge of £150. He was ordered to pay £100 per month beginning from October 1.

Sedgeley first appeared before magistrates to face the charge of hunting a wild mammal with a dog at Skipton Law Courts in March.