Scuffles broke out between anti-hunting protesters and supporters at the Avon Vale Hunt on 27 December
Last modified on Sat 1 Jan 2022 16.33 EST
Investigators have located three men wanted in connection with violent clashes at an annual hunt in Wiltshire.
Scuffles broke out between anti-hunting protesters and supporters at the Boxing Day meet of the Avon Vale Hunt in the village of Lacock, which this year was held on 27 December.
Footage of punches being thrown and someone being hit with a placard were widely shared on social media in the wake of the meet.
Wiltshire Police previously arrested three Wiltshire men aged 18, 26 and 30 on suspicion of affray and were seeking three more.
Following an appeal on New Year’s Day, the force confirmed that the three remaining suspects have now been identified.
The three men previously arrested have been released under investigation, the force said.
Complaints have been made about the conduct of officers policing the event. The Office of the Wiltshire Police and Crime Commissioner said previously that it was assessing the complaints.
“We are aware of an incident between Avon Vale Hunt members and hunt protesters which took place in Lacock on 27 December,” a spokesperson said.
“Should a legally eligible complaint be made then the official complaints process will be followed.”