Questions over cyclists and coursing at Holbeach meeting

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Police have agreed to monitor cyclists riding on the pavements and without lights at night in Holbeach after a request by Coun Paul Foyster at the parish council meeting on Monday evening.

At the same meeting, Coun Foyster asked why police were unable to attend an incident of hare coursing at Holbeach St Johns that weekend.

PCSO Jayne Gardner explained they couldn’t make it because of the high number of incidents being dealt with and also not being near the area.

She asked members and the public to be mindful that to use 999, the coursing needed to be taking place to ensure prosecution, whereas suspected hare coursing needed to be reported via 101.

This would reduce the number of 999 calls and allow those that remained to be concentrated on.