Three arrests after police ‘sting’ hare coursing suspects following 32 mile pursuit across Cambridgeshire
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A cross country police pursuit ended with three arrests, a car in a ditch and a dog looking for a new home.
It was a Grand Cherokee SUV that caught the eye of the rural crime action team, suspected of being used in hare coursing.
“It led officers on a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 to Chittering before it was stung at 17:00 hours on Saturday,” said a police spokesperson.
“The vehicle was driving dangerously more than the speed limit and showed a blatant disregard for the safety of the public.
“Even after being stung the vehicle continued without tyres until the driver lost control.”
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“Three men were arrested, one of which had two outstanding warrants,” said the spokesperson. And the dog, also seized, was taken into care by the police.
One person said: “I couldn’t believe the speed they were driving across fields between Stretham and Wilburton; I was left in a cloud of dust”.
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“They definitely didn’t want to be caught.”