An animal welfare charity says two of its staff were seriously injured while monitoring Leicestershire’s Belvoir Hunt.
Police said they were called to land off Toft’s Lane, Stathern, at about 15:50 GMT and two men had been arrested on suspicion of assault.
The League Against Cruel Sports said two staff members were attacked by a group of men, some of whom had been on quad bikes and wearing masks.
The injured men are in hospital.
Darryl Cunnington, a former policeman with the Leicestershire force, sustained neck and leg injuries and his colleague Roger Swaine suffered from severe bleeding.
Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Eduardo Goncalves, chief executive for the League Against Cruel Sports, said its staff monitor the activities of hunts and record evidence if the law is broken.
A Leicestershire Police spokesman said inquiries were ongoing to work out the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.
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