Police called nine times per day since start of 2018 about suspected hare coursing incidents

PUBLISHED: 09:58 23 January 2018 | UPDATED: 09:58 23 January 2018

PCSO James Lynch rescued this dog following reports of hare coursing in Six Mile Bottom at the weekend.

PCSO James Lynch rescued this dog following reports of hare coursing in Six Mile Bottom at the weekend.

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Police in East Cambridgeshire say they have received nine calls per day since the start of 2018 relating to suspected hare coursing.

The latest incident happened at Six Mile Bottom when a dog had to be rescued by PCSO James Lynch on Sunday (January 21).

Despite not being to locate those believed to be responsible after an extensive search, he did manage to rescue a dog.

A police spokesman said: “We have taken on average nine calls per day of this nature in our force area since the beginning of 2018. Hare coursing is illegal and will not be tolerated.”

An eyewitness to hare coursing in the area said: “We attempted to save a dog the other day. When the owner turned up we realised they’d been hare coursing. Didn’t think to ring in at the time.”

Another said on social media: “Poor thing! I hope this dog isn’t claimed and handed back like others recently, they where collected by the dog warden. Poor warden had no choice but to hand them over.”

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