Albrighton Hunt meeting cancelled in respect to Ray Shaw

A meeting of the Albrighton Hunt due to take place tomorrow has been cancelled as a mark of respect for huntsman Ray Shaw, who was found dead at his home.

Albrighton Hunt meeting cancelled in respect to Ray Shaw

Hunt secretary Julian Hill said the meeting had been called off in tribute to Mr Shaw, who was found at his home in Kennels Lane, Albrighton, after he failed to turn up to a meet.

Mr Hill said it was hoped Tuesday's hunt would go ahead as planned and that a tribute to Mr Shaw would be held in the near future.

Mr Shaw was responsible for getting the hounds and horses ready for hunt meetings. He walked the hounds on a daily basis and was involved in breeding horses.

Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to the 'hardworking man' who put everything into his job and was 'extremely professional'.

Mr Hill said: "We have cancelled Saturday's meet. We hope to go ahead with Tuesday's hunt. It's too early at the moment but we will be doing something to mark what has happened."

The hunt was meeting at the Dartmouth Arms in Burnhill Green, near Albrighton, when Mr Shaw failed to turn up with the hounds. Other members of the hunt then broke down his door and found him dead in bed.

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