Fenland cops catch ‘menace’ hare coursers in continued crackdown on rural crime
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In just one day, police in the Fens seized two vehicles, two dogs, issued six community protection notices, six dispersal orders and reported three suspected hare coursers.
Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Action Team continued their hard work on Sunday, October 4, sharing the news on social media.
The team shared pictures online of the white and silver 4x4 cars, the two dogs and three individuals who were interviewed and reported.
A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: “This relates to two separate incidents. One was at about 5.15pm on October 4 where a white Suzuki Grand Vitara that had been reportedly been seen at a number of hare coursing incidents throughout the day was stopped on the A1 southbound near Sawtry.
“Three occupants were issued dispersals and were banned from the county and the vehicle was seized.
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“They were also issued community protection warnings.
“In relation to the incident involving the silver Rav 4, at about 4.30 on October 4, officers witnessed three men hare coursing at The Gault, Sutton, so they were all interviewed and reported.
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“The vehicle was also seized and they were dispersed and issued community protection warnings. Both dogs were also seized.”
One resident said: “Well done to the rural team, these folks are a menace, no tax and no insurance.
“The penalty should be a lot higher than it is. Stay safe take care.”
Another added: “Thank you officers for saving the poor hares and giving the dogs a chance of a better life.
“Thank you for everything you do for us, please officers take care and please keep safe.”