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Mendlesham – Four men reported after hare-coursing incident

Police were called yesterday, Wednesday 13 November, at 10:00am to reports of hare-coursing in progress in a rural location near Mendlesham and a short time later in Little Stonham.

Officers were quickly despatched to the location and an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) was deployed.  Four men from Kent were located and then reported for consideration of offences under the Hunting Act. Police also seized a Volvo XC90 vehicle, also under the Hunting Act.  

Sergeant Brian Calver from the Rural Policing Team said, "I would urge the public to be vigilant and report any suspected incidents of hare-coursing in progress by calling 999. Members of the public should not to place themselves in danger. The persons involved in this kind of criminality are often dangerous offenders who are willing to use violence upon anybody to assist their escape, with no regards for the welfare of those that may try to stop them.”

Witnesses or anybody with any information are asked to contact police quoting reference CAD 88 of 13 November

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