A man who assaulted two charity workers monitoring a hunt has been given a suspended sentence after Princess Diana's eldest sister vouched for him.
George Grant, who works for the Belvoir Hunt in the East Midlands, assaulted the men with his son Thomas Grant and left one victim with a broken neck.
However, Lady Sarah McCorquodale told the judge that George Grant would lose his job and home if he were jailed.
Both men were given 16-month prison sentences, suspended for two years.
Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lady Sarah McCorquodale said violent attacker George Grant was "good at his job".
The Grants had previously pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm against Darryl Cunnington and actual bodily harm against Roger Swain.
Image caption George Grant (left) and his son Thomas admitted causing grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm. »