Trio reported for alleged hare coursing at Great Barton

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Three people have been reported for alleged hare coursing offences after police were called to Great Barton this morning.

Police were called by a member of the public, at about 11.50am, who reported a suspicious vehicle in the Livermere Road area and people and dogs appeared to be hare coursing.

Officers attended and quickly stopped a vehicle. The three males inside – a 23-year-old man, a 20 year-old man and a 17-year-old boy – were spoken to by police and all three have been reported for summons for trespassing in pursuit of game.

The 23-year-old was also reported for driving a vehicle with no MoT.

Police continue to work to target this type of offence and say hare coursing incidents have fallen by about 78 per cent across Suffolk since pro-active campaign Operation Galileo was re-launched September 2013.

Courts can order vehicles and other equipment used in hare coursing to be forfeited and destroyed.

Last month four men from Kent were banned from six counties and fined £175 each for hare coursing at Ixworth.