Three arrests after police ‘sting’ hare coursing suspects following 32 mile pursuit across Cambridgeshire

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before stopping a Grand Cherokee that ended up in a ditch after itt was stung at 17:00 hours. Three arrests were made and a dog was taken into care. Picture; POLICE/GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

A cross country police pursuit ended with three arrests, a car in a ditch and a dog looking for a new home.

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before stopping a Grand Cherokee that ended up in a ditch after itt was stung at 17:00 hours. Three arrests were made and a dog was taken into care. Picture; POLICE/GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

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.”

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before stopping a Grand Cherokee that ended up in a ditch after itt was stung at 17:00 hours. Three arrests were made and a dog was taken into care. Picture; POLICE/GOOGLE - Credit: Archant


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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.”

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before stopping a Grand Cherokee that ended up in a ditch after itt was stung at 17:00 hours. Three arrests were made and a dog was taken into care. Picture; POLICE/GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before stopping a Grand Cherokee that ended up in a ditch after itt was stung at 17:00 hours. Three arrests were made and a dog was taken into care. Picture; POLICE/GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before stopping a Grand Cherokee that ended up in a ditch after itt was stung at 17:00 hours. Three arrests were made and a dog was taken into care. Picture; POLICE/GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before

Police conducted a 32-mile pursuit starting at Holme at around 1600 on Saturday to Chittering before stopping a Grand Cherokee that ended up in a ditch after itt was stung at 17:00 hours. Three arrests were made and a dog was taken into care. Picture; POLICE/GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

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