Huntsman is found dead at Albrighton home

A respected member of a hunting group has been found dead at his home in Albrighton.

Huntsman is found dead at Albrighton home

Huntsman Ray Shaw was discovered at his property in Kennels Lane after failing to turn up to a meet.

Colleagues at the Albrighton Hunt today spoke of their shock and paid tribute to a "very hard-working huntsman". Mr Shaw, who was in his mid-40s, had worked for the Albrighton Hunt for the past two-and-a-half years.

He was employed along with his wife Margaret and they looked after the hounds and horses. He walked the dogs daily and was involved in the breeding of the horses.

Members of the hunt gathered for a meet on Tuesday and Mr Shaw failed to turn up. They visited his home and, after knocking the door down, discovered his body.

Master huntsman Andrew Crane said that hunting had been suspended until further notice as a mark of respect.

West Mercia Police officers are investigating Mr Shaw's death but at this stage no-one else is thought to be involved.

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