Five charged in connection with hare coursing in Barnham

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Four men and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with hare coursing in Barnham last week.

Police were called at 11am on Friday (July 31) to reports of people hunting with dogs in a field close to Bury Road.

Officers arrested five people on suspicion of hare coursing and took them to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

They have since been charged with daytime trespass by five or more in pursuit of game.

Their details are as follows:

Tony Baker, 21, of Butts Field, Hailsham, East Sussex; Abraham Baker, 22, of Ridgeway, Dartford, Kent; Tommylee Beaney, 18, of West Wood Road, Stockbury, Sittingbourne, Kent; Obie Harber, 21, of Bletchenden Road, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent; and a 16-year-old boy, from near Ashford, Kent, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

They have all been released on police bail to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on September 7.