TELEVISION chef Clarissa Dickson-Wright and a leading race horse trainer today pleaded guilty to hunting offences in North Yorkshire.

Dickson-Wright, from Midlothian, Scotland, and Sir Mark Prescott, of Newmarket, Suffolk, admitted attending two hare coursing events in March 2007.

Neither defendant appeared in person at Scarborough Magistrates Court for the private prosecution, which was brought by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).