THE former treasurer of Minehead Harriers Hunt and Hunt Club has appeared in court accused of fraud.

Christopher Thacker, 67, of Lower Weacombe, West Quantoxhead, faces a single charge of the offence and was in Taunton Crown Court on Monday (April 7).

Mr Thacker entered no plea at the brief preliminary hearing and prosecuting, Caroline Bolt, invited the court to set a timetable.

A plea and case management hearing date was set for July and Recorder Peter Towler granted Mr Thacker unconditional bail.