Hare coursing operation across South Holland and the Deepings brings results

Supt Paul Timmins, Matt Warman MP, Chief Inspector Jim Tyner and NFU county adviser Gordon Corner at a meeting on hare coursing in Old Leake.
Supt Paul Timmins, Matt Warman MP, Chief Inspector Jim Tyner and NFU county adviser Gordon Corner at a meeting on hare coursing in Old Leake.
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A man and a teenager are facing court appearances after a day of action by police against hare coursers plaguing South Holland and the Deepings,

Police officers from Spalding joined with colleagues from Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) for a joint operation as part of Operation Galileo on Wednesday.

The anti-hare coursing operation saw joint patrols along the Lincolnshire/Cambridgeshire border where a man from Nottinghamshire was reported for court summons in connection with trespassing in the pursuit of game in Deeping St James.

Meanwhile, a teenager was also reported for court summons on suspicion of hare coursing in Sutton St James and, at the same incident, a man from Surrey was ordered to leave Lincolnshire.

Chief Inspector Jim Tyner, force lead for rural crime at Lincolnshire Police, said: “This was a good example of joint working to tackle a problem that cuts across many rural communities.

“Further days of action are planned and the message from me is that if you come to Lincolnshire to take part in hare coursing, you are not welcome.”

The message from me is that if you come to Lincolnshire to take part in hare coursing then you are not welcome

Chief Inspector Jim Tyner, force lead for rural crime at Lincolnshire Police

Action was also taken against a man suspected of being involved in hare coursing who was given an instant fine for having no MOT and told to leave Lincolnshire, as were four men from Derbyshire who were ordered out of the county and also Cambridgeshire.

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