Saturday 14 May 2022 10:28 PM Prince William's best friend blames animal rights vigilantes for police raid on ... trends now

Saturday 14 May 2022 10:28 PM Prince William's best friend blames animal rights vigilantes for police raid on ... trends now
Saturday 14 May 2022 10:28 PM Prince William's best friend blames animal rights vigilantes for police raid on ... trends now

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Prince William's best friend - and godfather to Prince George - blames animal rights vigilantes for police night raid on his 4,400-acre Norfolk shooting estate William van Cutsem was woken in his pyjamas by police at his home last week Police raided his 4,400-acre Hilborough estate near Sandringham in Norfolk It came after a report by anti-bloodsports activists, the Hunt Investigations Team They released a video purporting to show a Goshawk stuck in a trap on the estate

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Prince William's best friend is furious after discovering that a police swoop on his Norfolk shooting estate was triggered by animal rights vigilantes.

Officers investigating wildlife crime discovered an illegal trap during a night raid on the 4,400-acre Hilborough estate near Sandringham, which is owned by William van Cutsem, godfather to Prince George.

The Mail on Sunday revealed last week how the wealthy landowner was frisked during the raid. 

Norfolk Police later confirmed two men had been searched along with a farm vehicle found to contain 'a police-style baton'.

William van Cutsem, pictured here with his wife Rosie leaving the christening of Prince George, is thought to be furious with animal rights vigilantes over the police raid

William van Cutsem, pictured here with his wife Rosie leaving the christening of Prince George, is thought to be furious with animal rights vigilantes over the police raid

The report appears to have prompted the Hunt Investigations Team (HIT), a group of anti-bloodsports activists, to release footage they claimed had been filmed at the estate last

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