Police are investigating an alleged assault during a drag fox hunt.

The incident happened on Saturday during a meet of the East Essex Hunt in Great Yeldham.

A reader, who asked not to be named, said he saw a group of about 12 to 15 protestors gather behind the Basmati Rice building in Stambourne Road, just before lunchtime.

Police spokesman Bill Stock said: “We are investigating allegations of assault made by a woman who was protesting at a hunt meeting in Great Yeldham."

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