Farmer rams hunt saboteurs with his quad bike

Men were protesting fox hunt in Leicestershire

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Shocking footage shows a raging farmer mow down a hunt saboteur with his quad bike - while screaming "get off my land".

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Violence erupted when members of the West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs filmed the Atherstone Hunt on Saturday afternoon.

The farmer, dressed in green John Deere overalls, drives a quad bike up to three men and shouts at them to "get off my land".

He then jumps off the bike before pushing one of the sabs into a ditch before turning on the other two protesters. See more of the shocking scene in the video above.

The West Midlands Hunt Saboteurs shared an account of the video on its Facebook page.

They claimed Leicestershire Police were informed of a previous incident but decided to take no further action.

The force issued a statement on its Twitter page, saying: "Officers are investigating an allegation of assault after a man sustained minor injuries in Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, at the weekend.

"A report was made at 12.31pm on Saturday October 14 which related to the victim having sustained injury as a result of being involved in a collision with a quad bike."