Masked thugs on quad bike chase saboteurs from hunt while screaming abuse at ...

Menacing footage shows hunt saboteurs being threatened and chased off by masked pro-hunt thugs on quad bikes.

The saboteur group had followed the Avon Vale Hunt on Saturday afternoon after spotting several riders.

Video filmed from inside the hunt sabs' Land Rover shows a couple of members of the group standing in front of their vehicle, keeping an eye on the hunters as they rode out.

The saboteur group had followed the Avon Vale Hunt on Saturday afternoon after spotting several riders. Pictured: One of the pro-hunt thugs

The saboteur group had followed the Avon Vale Hunt on Saturday afternoon after spotting several riders. Pictured: One of the pro-hunt thugs

The saboteur group had followed the Avon Vale Hunt on Saturday afternoon after spotting several riders

The saboteur group had followed the Avon Vale Hunt on Saturday afternoon after spotting several riders

A red quad bike sped towards the hunt sabs' car, narrowly avoiding crashing into it

A red quad bike sped towards the hunt sabs' car, narrowly avoiding crashing into it

The quad bike, which had no number plates, pulled up alongside the Land Rover and two masked men climb off and began thumping on the windows and yelling at the sabs inside to 'f**k off'

The quad bike, which had no number plates, pulled up alongside the Land Rover and two masked men climb off and began thumping on the windows and yelling at the sabs inside to 'f**k off'

A huntsman in a red jacket can be seen in the footage riding past the hunt sabs' car and telling them: 'Your worst nightmare has just turned up.'

Seconds later, the encounter turned hostile - as a red quad bike sped towards the hunt sabs' car, narrowly avoiding crashing into it.

The quad bike, which had no number plates, pulled up alongside the Land Rover and two masked men climb off and began thumping on the windows and yelling at the sabs inside to 'f**k off'.

And as the hunt sabs begin to drive off, the masked men jump back on their quad bike and pursue them - continuing their intimidation for almost two minutes as they drive.

As the hunt sabs begin to drive off, the masked men jump back on their quad bike and pursue them - continuing their intimidation for almost two minutes as they drive

As the hunt sabs begin to drive off, the masked men jump back on their quad bike and pursue them - continuing their intimidation for almost two minutes as they drive

The Bath Hunt Sabs group said the encounter, which took place near the village of Atworth, Wiltshire, left them feeling 'unsafe' - but they believe they know the identity of the two masked men

The Bath Hunt Sabs group said the encounter, which took place near the village of Atworth, Wiltshire, left them feeling 'unsafe' - but they believe they know the identity of the two masked men.

A spokesman for the group said: 'They act as private thugs for a number of different hunt groups in the area.

'The men on the quad bike verbally abused and threatened us. They tried to open the doors of our vehicle

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