Police respond to further reports of hare coursing

A vehicle reported to be involved in hare coursing was stopped this morning – Photo: NSRAPT

Police in Suffolk have responded to further reports of hare coursing in the county today.

Suffolk’s Rural and Wildlife Policing Team were assisted by officers from the Roads and Armed Policing Team in West Suffolk at around 9.30am morning, Sunday 11th October.

A vehicle was located and stopped on the A143 near Ixworth after being reported to have been involved in hare coursing in the Hopton area of Norfolk.

Five males were subsequently arrested by police and the vehicle has been seized along with four dogs that were also onboard.

It comes just days after another group of males were located and arrested for hare coursing in the Wickhambrook area.

The vehicle was stopped on the A143 near Ixworth – Photo: Suffolk Rural Policing Team

Five men, aged between 19 and 49, were arrested on suspicion of hunting mammals with dogs.

One of the five men was also arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving.

They were taken to Bury St Edmunds police investigation centre and questioned before being released under investigation.

The response is part of Operation Galileo which is Suffolk Police’s attempt to crackdown on illegal hare coursing across the county.

One thought on “Police respond to further reports of hare coursing

  1. It is so good to hear that action is finally being taken and this crime is being taken seriously. Their dogs and vans should be confiscated as well as massive fines.

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