Victories in battle against hare coursers

The enforcement team.
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Vehicles have been seized and people thrown out of the county after hare coursing days of action in south Lincolnshire.

A day of action in Deeping St James on Saturday was organised following concerns from the local community. This resulted in two vehicles being seized and five people directed to leave the county under a dispersal order in relation to hare coursing.

Earlier, on February 18, a team focused on the Deeping St Nicholas area. Three men were directed to leave the county, a vehicle was seized and a driver dealt with for traffic offences.

On both days officers joined forces with those from Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Midlands Operational Support Service (EMOpSS) and the RSPCA.

Superintendent Mark Housley said: “We have received fantastic support in these cases which has been great to see – from local farmers on the first day of action and from officers from neighbouring forces this weekend.

“Support of this nature is key to our crackdown on hare coursing and we will continue to listen to communities and deploy our resources to problem areas.

“It is vital that incidents of hare coursing are reported to us and I’d like to thank those that have done so in these days of action. If you become aware of a case, please report it to us on 101, giving as much information as you can.”