Police are investigating a second allegation of illegal fox hunting in Sussex.

A fox was killed by hounds during an Old Surrey and Burstow hunt in West Chiltington on December 11.

It is believed it died during a legal artificial trail hunt following an invitation by the Crawley and Horsham Hunt (CHH) to ride in their “country”. The latest allegation comes a day after The Argus revealed police are investigating the death of a fox during the CHH at Angmering Park.

Hunt organisers said the fox was caught by hounds accidentally as their dogs followed an artificial fox trail on January 11.

Sussex Police said they are continuing to investigate both incidents.

West Sussex Wildlife Protection (WSWP), who oppose hunting, said they filmed a fox being chased by hounds during part of the Old Surrey hunt.

The footage has been passed to police.

No one from the Old Surrey hunt was available for comment when The Argus went to print last night.