Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Suspected poachers given marching orders in North Lincolnshire

Two men from Cleveland and Leeds were dealt with for poaching offences after officers received a report of dogs chasing hares in the Worlaby area on Sunday 9 January 2022.

With the help of the Country Watch group the suspect vehicle was located shortly after in Amcotts and stopped by the police.

A search of the vehicle revealed two lurcher-type dogs, a thermal monocular, catapult & ball bearings and binoculars.

The car and equipment was seized and suspects were reported for poaching offences.

Officers also responded to reports of poaching in Burringham, Low Risby, Ulceby, Beltoft and Eastoft.

Humberside Police are one of the 30 forces across the country that supports ‘Operation Galileo’, which aims to deter and prevent rural crime – specifically hare coursing.

The fields in our region remain bare while the crops begin to grow again and attract travelling criminals to set dogs onto hares for sport.

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