Hare coursers ‘snared’ in police helicopter pursuit

PUBLISHED: 14:33 04 November 2020 | UPDATED: 20:57 07 November 2020

Five suspected hare coursers were caught by police after they attempted to flee a pursuing helicopter. Picture: Policing Fenland

Five suspected hare coursers were caught by police after they attempted to flee a pursuing helicopter. Picture: Policing Fenland

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Five suspected hare coursers attempted to outrun a police helicopter, dog unit and several officers after they were spotted on the A47.

Five suspected hare coursers were caught by police after they attempted to flee a pursuing helicopter. Picture: Policing Fenland Five suspected hare coursers were caught by police after they attempted to flee a pursuing helicopter. Picture: Policing Fenland

The group were travelling along the main stretch of road on Monday, November 2 at around 1.20pm when police attempted to stop them.

The driver ignored officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary’s Rural Crime Action Team and drove away at speed, beginning a pursuit.

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Crime officers, the local response team, dog unit and National Police Air Service (NPAS) chased the group before catching them just moments later.

Five suspected hare coursers were caught by police after they attempted to flee a pursuing helicopter. Picture: Policing Fenland Five suspected hare coursers were caught by police after they attempted to flee a pursuing helicopter. Picture: Policing Fenland

“You can’t outrun a helicopter,” said police on social media after sharing pixelated snaps of the men and the 4x4 car they attempted to get away in.

A police spokesperson said: “Officers on patrol on Monday, November 2 attempted to stop a vehicle on the A47 at about 1.20pm.

“The driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued, involving the Rural Crime Action Team, local response team, the dog unit and NPAS.

“Five men were later stopped and interviewed at the scene.”


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