Seven men have been sentenced for entering land as a trespasser with poaching equipment in Britwell Salome, Oxfordshire.

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, 31-year-old Michael Loveridge; 23-year-old William Loveridge; 23-year-old Levi Loveridge; and 21-year-old John-Henry Loveridge all of Milton Close, Horton, Slough, all pleaded guilty to the offence.

18-year-old Tommy Giles of Mill Place, Datchet; 22-year-old Alfie Chambers of Molese Close, Hersham; and 20-year-old Johnny Inman of Swallow Park, Surbiton, Surrey also plead guilty to the offence.

William Loveridge, John-Henry Loveridge and Alfie Chambers were given £250 fines, ordered to pay £200 in costs and surcharges of £34.

Giles, Inman, Michael Loveridge and Levi Loveridge were also ordered to pay £200 in costs and £34 in surcharges and were fined £150.


On January 7, 2022, officers were called to two 4×4 vehicles driving across fields in Britwell Salome, Oxfordshire, shining lamps.

Officers attended and arrested the individuals before recovering the vehicles the following day.

The vehicles were searched and ball bearings, a hunting lamp and a lock knife were recovered, which is considered evidence of poaching.

Police constable Ryan Dollery, of the Thames Valley Police’s rural crime taskforce, said: “This was a result of great teamwork between response officers and the rural crime taskforce which has ended in the sentencing of seven offenders.

“I hope this demonstrates that Thames Valley Police will work hard to bring rural crime offenders to justice.”