Hare coursing cars end up trapped in ditches across Cambridgeshire

PUBLISHED: 17:05 30 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:06 30 November 2018

Hare coursers fled fields in Cambridgeshire after their cars got stuck in ditches. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

Hare coursers fled fields in Cambridgeshire after their cars got stuck in ditches. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

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Hare coursers fled fields in Cambridgeshire after their cars got stuck in ditches.

Hare coursers fled fields in Cambridgeshire after their cars got stuck in ditches. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

Hare coursers fled fields in Cambridgeshire after their cars got stuck in ditches. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

One vehicle in Christchurch was seized and crushed by officers after trespassers attempted to get on the land yesterday (November 29), while a similar incident happened in South Cambridgeshire with two vehicles earlier this week.

The offenders had already fled the scene after getting their vehicles stuck in a ditch during their panic to escape.

A Cambridgeshire Police spokesperson said: “Farmers digging ditches around their fields to stop access is working. Two hare coursing vehicles fell victim to it today.

“They thought they could jump them but they couldn’t. Shows you how dangerously they drive.

Hare coursers fled fields in Cambridgeshire after their cars got stuck in ditches. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

Hare coursers fled fields in Cambridgeshire after their cars got stuck in ditches. Picture: CAMBS POLICE

“The vehicles have been seized and will be crushed. We are very aware of the issues these trespassers cause and will react robustly to every report of poaching.”

Last month Four men suspected of nearly 60 hare coursing offences between them have been banned from entering any farm land in Cambridgeshire for three years.

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite said he wanted to reassure the rural community that he would continue to support measures to tackle rural crime.

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