Two men have been ordered to pay more than £12,000 after appearing in court charged with hare coursing offences under new laws. Darren Lee, 26, and Ronnie Doherty, 21, were the first people to be convicted in Lincolnshire under new and tougher legislation introduced in August last year. The pair were ordered to pay an […]
A huge hoard of poached deer skulls, antlers, fox tails, and weapons were uncovered alongside a quad bike following a warrant. Acting on intelligence officers from the Bassetlaw neighbourhood policing team, Newark and Sherwood Operation Reacher, and a team from the tactical support group joined forces to carry out the warrant in Shrewsbury Road, Worksop, […]
Two men have been banned from owning or keeping dogs for three years under new legislative powers designed to target poachers. On 21 February2023, Colchester magistrates handed David Hilden and Tyron Young disqualification orders under section 66 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022 in what is believed to be a national […]
As a result of an intelligence lead operation, Wildlife Crime Officers successfully secured the conviction of four men involved in hare coursing in Stirling and Borders area. On Monday, 29 April 2020, a silver Subaru Forester was stopped by police officers near to Kippen roundabout, Stirling. Steven Brown (31), William McPhee (53), William McPhee (31), […]
A man who gave a false name to a Fisheries Enforcement Officer in a bid to escape prosecution has been fined a total of £1,455 at Newport Magistrates Court. In May 2022, a Natural Resources Wales Enforcement Officer was undertaking a routine patrol at Llyn Clywedog Reservoir near Llanidloes, when he spotted Robert Simpson, […]
Two men have been in court after being caught illegally fishing by setting up a net across a river. Gwent Police, in partnership with Natural Resources Wales, successfully prosecuted Shane HANSON and Dale WALLIS from Pontyclun, Rhondda Cynon Taf in connection with the illegal netting of the River Thaw at Aberthaw. The males travelled to […]
21st October 2022: A Cwmbran man has been ordered to pay a total of £279 after being caught fishing on a private stretch of the River Wye without permission or a valid rod licence. In a joint operation between Natural Resources Wales and Gwent Police, Kyle Moses, of Summerhill, Cwmbran, was seen by officers fishing […]
An angler from Essex who fished illegally has been ordered by a court to pay out. The amount to be paid is 40 times the amount of money than if he’d just bought a fishing licence. Daniel Churchman, of Dedham, Essex, was caught fishing during the fishing close season on 14 June 2022 at […]
Two men from Chester, 35-year-old Warren Kelly (29/05/1986) of Sycamore Drive and 58-year-old Andrew Dutton of Clover Place (20/07/1964) have both been given five year criminal behaviour orders (CBOs), after they were convicted of four offences under the Game Act and two offences under the Hunting act, for Hare Coursing in Ormskirk, West Lancashire. […]
Three men accused of committing offences under Section 1 of the Night Poaching Act 1828, pleaded guilty at Northampton Magistrates’ Court. The trio were charged with trespassing on private land for the purpose of catching wildlife after a suspicious van parked near Moonshine Gap in Wellingborough, on December 5 last year, was reported to Northamptonshire Police. […]
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