SOUTH Herefordshire Hunt has asked for a Facebook post to be taken down which makes false allegations about the hunt's hounds.

The Hunt Investigation Team claimed in a post on Facebook that all of the hunt's hounds had been put down, besides four of the animals.

But chairman of the hunt, Patrick Darling, said this is groundless and false and the hounds referred to are in kennels elsewhere.

He invited members of the editorial team at Hereford Times to visit the kennels and see the hounds.

Mr Darling has got in touch with the Hunt Investigation Team and asked for them to take the post down.

The kennels at the hunt's base in Wormelow are currently being leased to a third party, not related to hunting, as the hunt placed itself under a voluntary suspension while a criminal investigation continues.

The investigation started last year and five people were arrested following an alleged offence of animal cruelty at the Wormelow kennels.

They are currently on bail until a date this month.