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Hunt saboteur knocked down in hit and run near Melton

Police are investigating after a woman in her fourties was knocked down in a hit and run incident near Melton.

The woman, who is a member of anti-hunting group, Northants Hunt Saboteurs was taken to hospital following the incident yesterday (Tuesday).

Police were called to Braunston Road in Knossington shortly before midday following a report that a woman in her 40s had been struck by a car which had then left the scene.

A video of the incident has been widely shared online which shows the woman being hit and the car containing to drive off.

She was taken to hospital to be treated for injuries that were not life-threatening or life-changing.

Following initial enquiries, the driver of the car has been identified by officers and the investigation into the incident is continuing.

Detective Inspector Charles Edwards said: “Our investigation into this incident is in its early stages.

“We’re aware of a video of the incident which has been posted online. I would ask that people do not share anything that could impact our enquiries.

“However, I would ask anyone who was in the area and saw what happened – or who has footage of the incident or events leading up to and after it – to come forward.”

You can pass on information by visiting and quoting reference 22*623684.

Alternatively call 101.

A spokesman for the Northants Hunt Saboteurs confirmed that the woman has been discharged from the hospital. He said: "Amazingly, she didn't break any bones but mentally, she is in shock."

The group had attended an opening meet in Knossington, which marks the beginning of the formal hunting season. The saboteur spokesman added: "We have suffered a lot of violence over the last few years but it does not put us off at all."

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