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Injuries as police clash with hunt saboteurs

Five police officers were injured and 26 hunt saboteurs arrested during clashes near Chelmsford, Essex, yesterday.

The arrests happened after disturbances outside a public house at North End.

A police spokesman said: 'The hunt moved off towards Pleshey village, but in the area of Stagden Cross they were confronted by 250 protesters. There were a number of clashes and mud was thrown at the hunt.'