Police officers have responded to reports of illegal fox hunting with a co-ordinated response on land and in the sky.

Officers were on the ground to search the Cotswold countryside for illegal activity, while colleagues from the National Police Air Service (NPAS) kept watch from the sky.

A tweet from Gloucestershire Constabulary's Rural Crime Team said: "We've had a report alleging an illegal fox hunt in the Beaufort area.

"The National Police Air Service arrived and obtained footage.

"Six officers on the ground following across fields and through woodlands."

Simon Ellson, Inspector for the Cotswolds, said: “As a part of our on-going commitment to policing the rural communities officers attended the Beaufort hunt at around 10am today (Tuesday 3 November) along with the National Police Air Service to monitor activities.

"Words of advice were given and some of the hunt dispersed and no arrests were made. We have also attended reports of two other hunts in the district today to monitor and provide reassurance to the public and no arrests were made.”