Suspected poachers caught in farmyard raid as cops crackdown continues

Suspected poachers stopped in Gorefield and Turves

Suspected poachers were caught out in Gorefield and Turves by officers from Cambridgeshire Police's Rural Crime Action Team. - Credit: Facebook/Policing Fenland

The crackdown on illegal poachers across the Fens continues to gather apace for Fenland police officers, including suspects found hidden in a barn. 

Cambridgeshire Police’s Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT) were called to Gorefield this week, where poachers were stopped in their tracks. 

Writing on the Policing Fenland Facebook page, a police spokesperson said: “The RCAT were out in force in Gorefield when they stopped these poachers by using a mixture 4x4s and police dirt bikes, to patrol and stop poaching in its tracks. 

Suspected poachers found in Gorefield by Fenland police

Suspected poachers were caught out in Gorefield and Turves by officers from Cambridgeshire Police's Rural Crime Action Team. - Credit: Facebook/Policing Fenland

Suspected poachers caught in Gorefield by Fenland police

Suspected poachers were caught out in Gorefield and Turves by officers from Cambridgeshire Police's Rural Crime Action Team. - Credit: Facebook/Policing Fenland

“Four community protection warnings issued and a vehicle seized.” 

Suspected poachers caught by police in Gorefield

Suspected poachers were caught out in Gorefield and Turves by officers from Cambridgeshire Police's Rural Crime Action Team. - Credit: Facebook/Policing Fenland

Meanwhile in Turves, the RCAT were called to reports of poachers at a farm. 

“RCAT arrived and observed the suspects enter a farmyard and hide in a barn,” said the spokesperson.  

Suspected poacher caught in Turves by police

Suspected poachers hid in a barn in Turves before being found by rural crime officers. - Credit: Facebook/Policing Fenland

Suspected poachers found in Turves by police

Suspected poachers hid in a barn in Turves before being found by rural crime officers. - Credit: Facebook/Policing Fenland

“They were quickly found and detained by the team who issued force community protection warnings, three dispersals and seized their car.” 

Suspected poachers found in Turves by Fenland police

Suspected poachers were caught out in Gorefield and Turves by officers from Cambridgeshire Police's Rural Crime Action Team. - Credit: Facebook/Policing Fenland

Suspected poachers caught in Turves by police

Suspected poachers hid in a barn in Turves before being found by rural crime officers. - Credit: Facebook/Policing Fenland