George Johnson and William Fox, both of Desborough, were charged with trespassing on land belonging to Mr. Biggs, in the occupation of Mr. Kilbourn, jun., and being in pursuit of rabbits, on the 1st of January, to catch which they had set traps the night before. Two boys gave their evidence very clearly, and George Fenton, who appeared to act in the capacity of gamekeeper there, had watched them, they were in the field with a flag basket. Johnson did not appear, but they were both fined 10s. each, and 6s 9d each expenses.

 Leicestershire Mercury, Saturday 11 February 1843