A hunt protestor was stabbed in the hand during a series of disturbances at a hunt meeting this weekend.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing grevious bodily harm, on a 51-year-old man described as an anti-hunt demonstrator.

Several offences occured at the Eridge Hunt meet near Crowborough on Saturday morning, including minor assaults, theft and criminal damage.

The 20-year-old was questioned by police over the alleged stabbing and released on bail until December 21.

Anyone with information about any of the incidents is asked to email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or phone 101, quoting Operation Rush.

Alternatively they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers without having to leave their name on 0800 555 111 (www.crimestoppers-uk.org).