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Senior police officer for Operation Galileo sets his sights on tackling hare coursing with 35 other forces nationally




The senior police officer tackling hare coursers preying on Lincolnshire has revealed his ambition to rid the county of the problem completely.

Chief Inspector Phil Vickers, force lead on rural crime for Lincolnshire Police, said he was "quite positive" about the tactics used against gangs who come to the county solely to hunt hares with dogs.

The success of Operation Galileo in Lincolnshire, with reports of the crime having dropped by 30 per cent across the county in 2017-18, has led to the force being asked to head up an effort against hare coursing across 35 police areas in England and Wales.


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