Car and four dogs seized from four men charged with hare coursing offences

PUBLISHED: 15:15 09 November 2016

Car and four dogs seized from four men charged with hare coursing offences

Car and four dogs seized from four men charged with hare coursing offences

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Four dogs and a car have been seized from four men charged with hare coursing offences.

The charges relate to an incident which happened yesterday (Tuesday 8 November) at around 9.30am on private land near to the A10 in Hilgay.

Norfolk Police said: “Police responded to reports of a group of men with dogs on a field without permission.

“A subsequent area search resulted in the arrest of four men in connection with the incident.

“Their vehicle and four dogs were seized in the process and remain under the care of the police.”
All four men were charged with ‘knowingly permitting a dog to be used for hunting a wild mammal’.

The men charged are:

• Jimmy Lee Dennard, aged 23, from Kent

• Charles Nathan Lee, aged 33 from Kent

• William James Dennard, aged 30 from Kent

• Albert Eastwood, aged 21 from Surrey

They are to appear at King’s Lynn Magistrates’ Court on Thursday January 5 2017 for their first hearing.

The dogs will remain under the police’s care until the case is finalised at court.

An application will be made to confiscate the dogs from their owners if found guilty at court. If this happens the dogs will be rehomed.

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