TWO further arrests have been made as part of an investigation into the South Herefordshire Hunt.

West Mercia Police said this week they have arrested a 53-year-old woman from Abergavenny on suspicion of animal cruelty and a 45-year-old man from Powys on suspicion of cruelty to animals this month.

This morning, five search warrants were executed at properties in Herefordshire and Abergavenny and five other people will be voluntarily interviewed as part of the investigation.

Three others have already been arrested in connection with the investigation, including a 37-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, both from Hereford, on suspicion of animal cruelty.

Officers also arrested a 37-year-old man from Abergavenny on June 2 on suspicion of animal cruelty.

All five have been bailed until the end of September while investigations continue.