Hunt saboteur who suffered severe bruising after she was hit by 4×4 ‘in hit-and-run’ during meet vows to continue campaigning – as woman, 59, is released under investigation for wounding with intent
- Lisa Jaffray, 47, was filmed being hit by a car in Knossington, Leicestershire
- A clip of the incident on October 25 went viral and made national headlines
- ‘I was on the floor in pain, I was in complete shock and shaking head-to-toe’
- Despite her injuries, Ms Jaffray vowed to carry on protesting as a hunt saboteur
A mother-of-three hunt saboteur injured after she was hit by a car at a meet has vowed to continue her work.
Lisa Jaffray, 47, sustained severe bruising during the incident caught on video at Knossington, Leicestershire, on October 25.
Police later arrested a 59-year-old local woman on suspicion of attempted wounding with intent.
Ms Jaffray, who lives in Cambridgeshire, was hurt as she ‘sabbed’ at a meeting of the Cottesmore Hunt.
Despite being hit by a car Ms Jaffray says she will carry on as a hunt saboteur – claiming some hunts are still hunting foxes despite the ban.
Lisa Jaffray, 47, sustained severe bruising during the incident caught on video at Knossington, Leicestershire, on October 25
Lisa Jaffrey (left), 47, was filmed ‘sabbing’ in Knossington, Leicestershire, when suddenly, a passing 4×4 knocked into her before the driver sped off (right)
The force of the impact knocked Ms Jaffray to the ground and she has been unable to walk without pain since
She said: ‘I have a love of animals.
‘It’s not just the fact we’re all vegan, it’s about any animal that’s killed for sport that we feel so passionately about.
‘Trail hunting is a smokescreen that’s been used since the fox hunting ban came into law in 2004.
‘Hunts are still allowed to hunt a trail, which is a rag soaked in a certain scent.
‘It’s supposed to be put all over the area so the dogs can pick up on the hunt but I’ve only been to one hunt where we didn’t see them hunting a fox.
‘I’ve seen foxes running for their lives and terrier men on quadbikes with their dogs in boxes – you’d only have them with you for one reason.
‘I’ve seen huntmasters encouraging the dogs when they pick up on the scene of a fox, by voice calls and the horn.
Despite being hit by a car Ms Jaffray says she will carry on as a hunt saboteur – claiming some hunts are still hunting foxes despite the ban
Describing the recent incident, Ms Jaffray said: ‘I remember that I was on the floor in pain – there is a gap where I don’t remember anything’
‘As soon as they are on the scene of a fox, you can tell – they get really excited.’
Describing the recent incident, she said: ‘I remember that I was on the floor in pain – there is a gap where I don’t remember anything.
‘I was in complete shock and shaking head-to-toe.’
Doctors found severe bruising across parts of her body.
She avoided any significant injury but has struggled to walk without intense pain since the incident.
Lisa says she will continue to volunteer as a hunt saboteur and wants to get back out in the field as soon as she can – once she’s recovered.
Leicestershire Police have arrested a 59-year-old local woman on suspicion of attempted wounding with intent.
A spokesman said: ‘A woman has been arrested following a collision in Knossington on Tuesday morning (25 October).
‘Police were called to Braunston Road shortly before midday following a report a woman in her 40s had been struck by a car – a grey Mercedes.
‘The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening or life-changing.
‘She has since been discharged and officers are in regular contact with her.
‘A 59-year-old woman, from Knossington, was arrested on suspicion of attempted wounding with intent. She has since been released under investigation.’
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