Four men were arrested this morning (1 October) on suspicion of poaching offences.
Our Force Control Room received a call at 1.27am to a report of a 4x4 vehicle driving through fields in the village of Apley, near Langworth, in the district of West Lindsey.
Officers were deployed to the area and subsequently identified and pursued the vehicle. It was stopped on the A57, near to Burton Waters just outside Lincoln.
All four men – aged 18, 19, 21 and 22, from the Doncaster area – were arrested on suspicion of entering land as a trespasser at night with poaching equipment.
The vehicle was seized as were four dogs, which are being handled by a specialist team.
The men were interviewed and have all been released on police bail.
Tackling rural crime is one of the Force’s top priorities. Our Rural Crime Action Team (R-CAT) was formed in 2021 and last month we launched Operation Galileo, our commitment to tackle hare coursing in the county.
The team also deals with wildlife crime, arson, burglary and theft, while also offering crime prevention advice.