Three hare coursers arrested and seven others summoned to appear in court in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Wildlife & Rural Crime Sergeant Jenna Jones, leading the new Rural Task Force, said, “We are continuing to receive reports each weekend of groups of people and dogs on private land across the East Riding. “These reports […]
Hampshire pair Luke Ockendon, 24, and Edward Goddard, 52, were caught poaching on farmland in Collingbourne Ducis, on Salisbury Plain, in December 2019. Appearing before Swindon Magistrates’ Court in January 2021, Goddard, of Winchester Street, Botley, and Ockendon, of Manor Park Drive, Yateley, pleaded guilty to hunting a wild animal with a dog on December […]
Two men will appear in court charged with poaching and COVID-19 offences. On the afternoon of Saturday 23 January 2021, police were called to a report that suspected poachers were chasing hares with a dog in a field near Chapel Haddlesey, Selby. North Yorkshire Police officers attended immediately, and arrested two men in their 30s. […]
Three men were sent home with COVID-19 FPNs after being stopped by police poaching patrols in North Yorkshire. At about 10am on Sunday 24 January 2021 , police were called with a report that a blue Subaru Impreza was involved in poaching activity in the rural Bedale area. North Yorkshire Police officers attended immediately, and […]
Thames Valley Police has made six arrests in connection with incidents of hare coursing in Hungerford. The arrests are in connection with incidents in Churchwood Wickham, Hungerford Hill, and nearby at Shefford Woodlands, Lambourn, shortly before 3.30pm on Saturday 16 January in which groups of males with lurcher dogs were reported to be acting suspiciously […]
A trio of hare coursers who caused hundreds of pounds of damage to a farmer’s crops have been hit with more than £1000 in total fines. Jimmy Cole, 43, Chase Loveridge, 36, and Levi Cole, 20, were spotted driving a silver Land Rover across a field near Cambridge Road, in Fowlmere, at about noon on […]
Five men were given Covid-19 Fixed Penalty Notices and are being investigated for poaching offences after being stopped by police in the North Stainmore area at the weekend. The men were all from different addresses in Carlisle but had travelled in the same car to North Stainmore. The incident was reported to police shortly before […]
Three men have been released under investigation after reports of two separate hare coursing incidents in Wiltshire. At approximately 9.45am on January 17, officers were contacted by local Farm Watch members in Wexcombe, near Marlborough who reported possible hare coursing the area. Shortly after, officers stopped two men travelling in a silver Vauxhall Insignia. […]
A deer hunter in Co Tyrone has been fined £6,000 after police raided his premises and discovered 12 carcasses in a cold-room. Trevor Gannon (45) from Ashleigh Court, Castlederg, admitted failing to comply with food safety and traceability regulations. Strabane Magistrates Court heard police conducted a search on January 16, 2020 under an investigation […]
Poachers could face a court appearance and a COVID-19 fixed penalty notice, police have warned, after incidents near Harrogate. Officers on anti-poaching patrols located four 4×4 vehicles reportedly traveling in a convoy near Pateley Bridge at about 6pm on Sunday 10 January 2021. None of the occupants could provide a reasonable excuse for their presence, […]
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