A regular column by Tulip Radio’s Jan Whitbourn.
Last week, we had the pleasure of talking to former Spalding Inspector, now Chief Inspector Jim Tyner, about life in Skegness, where he is now based, covering a huge area including the Wolds.
Skegness has been in the national news as one of the sites for the beached sperm whales. Jim told us the sight had become somewhat of a grisly tourist attraction at a time of year when tourists are pretty thin on the ground.
While Spalding is still his home, Jim said that one of his new pleasures is walking in the Wolds and discovering the beautiful countryside there.
Jim’s other job is head of Rural Crime in Lincolnshire and this includes theft from farms, as well as hare coursing. He explained how this nuisance really affects the lives of those who live in rural Lincolnshire and how threatened they feel at the prospect of these uninvited people trespassing on their land as well as the harassment they suffer from these criminals.
He is keen to demonstrate that Lincolnshire Police has zero tolerance of this activity and hopes that by confiscating their dogs, a clear message will be sent out to those who intend to make Lincolnshire their target for coursing.
We had a very lively debate –you can listen to the interview on our website www.tulip-radio.co.uk – just follow the link to the podcast section.