Clamp down on hare cours­ing

Crime

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Special Report -

More patrols will be car­ried out in the re­gion to pre­vent hare cours­ing this au­tumn. The hare cours­ing sea­son tra­di­tion­ally starts in Septem­ber and com­bat­ing it is a pri­or­ity of the county’s Ru­ral Crime Ac­tion Team. Those caught hare cours­ing could face a crim­i­nal be­hav- iour or­der, seizure of ve­hi­cles and other prop­erty, a fine and a driv­ing ban. Of­fi­cers will be con­duct­ing reg­u­larpa­trolsinar­eas­known to be tar­geted by cours­ers and will be pro­vid­ing a swift re­sponse to re­ports from the ru­ral com­mu­nity. Inad­di­tion­tothis, sig­nagewill be­placed­in­pre­vi­ously tar­geted ar­eas to as­sist pros­e­cu­tion and en­sure peo­ple are aware the ac­tiv­ity will not be tol­er­ated. Mem­ber­soft­heru­ral­com­mu­nity are urged not to con­front peo­ple hare cours­ing, but to re­port on­go­ing in­ci­dents by calling 999.

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