Assault, Hitcham - update

Update 12 November 2012
Police are continuing their appeal for witnesses following an assault in Hitcham yesterday, Sunday 11 November.

Police were called at around 10.45am yesterday to reports that unknown offenders had been hare coursing on private land in Hitcham. When the landowner, a male in his 60s, confronted them, they drove their vehicle at him, causing him to suffer a back injury and a cut hand.

The injuries were not serious but he received treatment at West Suffolk Hospital.

The offenders also drove their vehicle towards a female, who was not hit, and drove their vehicle into the victims’ car before leaving in the direction of Preston St Mary.

Police officers carried out extensive enquiries in the area and are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle used by the offenders. It is described as a blue Subaru Legacy Estate, registration number T618 DFC. It is thought to be extensively damaged.

It is believed that either two or three offenders were involved in the incident. The driver of the vehicle is described as a white male, aged 40-50 years old, around 5'9" tall, with light blonde hair. A second male is described as being a white male, in his 30s, around 5'9" tall, with blonde hair, of muscular build, wearing a tight blue t-shirt.

Anyone who has seen the vehicle or has any information in relation to this incident is asked to call Suffolk Police on 101.

Hare coursing has been illegal in the UK since 2004. The most obvious sign of coursing taking place is a group of vehicles parked in a rural area, by a gateway to farmland, on a grass verge, or on a farm track or bridle path. There will often be estate cars, four wheel drive vehicles or vans involved. If you see hare coursing taking place, do not approach the participants, but contact the police immediately on 999.

11 November 2012

Police are appealing for witnesses after a member of the public was deliberately struck with a vehicle in Hitcham on Sunday 11 November.

Police were called at around 10.45am on 11 November  to reports that unknown offenders had been harecoursing on private land in Hitcham.  When the landowner, a male in his 60’s, confronted them, they drove their vehicle at him, causing him to suffer a back injury and a cut hand.  The injuries are not thought to be serious but he is receiving treatment at West Suffolk Hospital.

The offenders also drove their vehicle towards a female, who was not hit, and drove their vehicle into the victims’ car before leaving in the direction of Preston St Mary.

Police officers are carrying out extensive enquiries in the area and are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle used by the offenders. 

 It is described as a blue ‘T’ registration Subaru that may be extensively damaged.
A description of the offenders is not currently available, but they are thought to be white males.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

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