Hare coursing car trapped in ditch on Witchford field
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Hare coursers were stopped in their tracks after their 4x4 got trapped in a ditch on a Witchford field.
The vehicle was seized from Mill Lane yesterday (November 12) by officers from Cambridgeshire Police's rural crime team.
It comes as part of Operation Galileo - a national scheme to disrupt illegal poaching, including hare coursing.
Rural crime officers say digging ditches around open land can stop coursers' vehicles in their tracks.
East Cambs Police tweeted: "A perfect example of how ditching your land can prevent coursing and stop offenders in their tracks.
"@CambsRuralCops found this vehicle in Mill Lane, Witchford yesterday and seized it! #longwalkhome"
One person commented: "I've dug many hundreds of metres along roadside just to stop people trespassing. No real value for drainage but stops people in the way this one did above."
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Hare coursing offences typically increases in November after crops have been harvested and fields are left empty and open.