More than 20 arrests made in harecoursing crackdown
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Our Rural Crime Team continue to target hare coursers across the county with 22 arrests made in November.
The 22 people were arrested thanks to both the support of the public in contacting Lincolnshire Police as soon as possible upon witnessing criminal or suspicious activity, as well as the pro-active and swift response of our officers.
As well as making arrests we continue to seize dogs and vehicles with 23 dogs, and seven cars seized in November.
The majority of these incidents happened in the south of county, in particular the South Holland area.
Some of the arrests made are outlined in previous releases as follows:
Superintendent Lee Pache, head of Specialist Operations, said: “This has been a real team effort and I would like to thank the public for continuing to report hare coursing incidents to us. The reports and patrols of our officers led to arrests, and we await the court appearances and outcomes.
“We continue to build close links with our rural communities which has helped us build intelligence around where hare coursers operate and sometimes who they are. Some criminals will travel hundreds of miles to be involved and are often associated with organised crime gangs.
“What many people don’t realise is that the hare coursing is a means for these gangs to generate huge sums of money through live-streaming their activities for illegal gambling around the world. This can fund other criminal activity.
“We would urge members of the public to report any instances of active hare coursing by calling 999 or reporting online after the event.”