A HUNTSMAN found guilty of racially abusing a protester at a meet near Ross-on-Wye has lodged an appeal against his convictions.

David Lee Peters, master of the Ross Harriers Hunt, denied racially aggravated harassment during a trial at Hereford Magistrates Court last month. But the 33-yearold, of Castle Brook Kennels, Coughton, was found guilty.

He was also found to have used threatening words or behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress to another protestor.

Both appeals will be heard at a crown court at a date to be fixed.