FOUR people who were arrested for illegal hunting in Ryedale have been released on police bail.

The group was arrested at Salton between Malton and Kirkbymoorside at about 11am on Sunday, when police disturbed a suspected illegal hunt and seized five dogs and a car.

A police spokesman said they have all now been released on police bail until March to allow for further inquiries.

At the time, local North Yorkshire Police officers said they hoped the arrests would send a clear signal to others.