Police officers responded to reports of illegal fox hunting yesterday with a co-ordinated response on land and in the sky.

Officers took to quad bikes to search the Cotswold countryside for illegal activity, while colleagues from the National Police Air Service (NPAS) kept watch from the sky.

Other members of the police team covered the fields and woodland on foot.

Cotswold police said that they would be monitoring the situation again today to ensure that all pursuits were lawful, and that any protests were undertaken peacefully.