Police called to hare coursing match

Three vehicles have been seized and 14 dispersal orders issued after police were called to a hare coursing match.

Lincolnshire Police received a report that a group of hare coursers were in the Moulton Eaugate area on January 17 at 10.30am.

The force’s new Rural Crime Team were deployed and it was reported that around 50 people attended what is believed to be a hare coursing match. 

The rural crime team, with assistance from a dog unit, a drone unit, and response officers, disrupted the sport, resulting in three vehicles being seized and 14 dispersal orders issued.

Investigations are ongoing into what offences may have taken place.

Rural Crime Sergeant Deborah Nunn said: “We would like to thank the public for reporting these offences to us and I would urge residents to help us protect our rural communities from hare coursing by continuing to report anything they feel is suspicious.

“Our main focus is to deter criminals and support our rural crime communities.

“The aim of our new rural crime team is to stop criminals in their tracks by patrolling areas and attending incidents as soon as they are reported. We continue to ask anyone affected by crime to call us on 101, or call 999 to report a crime in action.”

If you have been a victim of crime, please call 101, or dial 999 to report a crime in action.

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