THE Crown Prosecution Service is currently reviewing the case against five people arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty at the South Herefordshire Hunt's kennels in Wormelow

All five people have now been released from police bail.

A file is now with the West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Complex Casework Unit, the investigation is live and ongoing.

A police spokesman said: “All five people have been compliant with bail conditions and we are satisfied that the continued use of these is no longer proportionate. Once the CPS have had opportunity to review all of the evidence, we are satisfied that we can re-engage relevant parties as necessary.”

The first two people, a 37-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, both from Hereford, were first arrested last May.

A 37-year-old man from Abergavenny was then arrested in June, and a 53-year-old woman from Abergavenny and 45-year-old man from Powys were arrested in August.

All five were arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty relating to an alleged offence last May.