Hare poachers torch car and set field alight before being ordered to leave South Cambridgeshire

Hare poachers torched their car and set alight a field in South Cambridgeshire yesterday (August 11)

Hare poachers torched their car and set alight a field in South Cambridgeshire yesterday (August 11). Picture: CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant

Hare poachers torched their car and set alight a field in South Cambridgeshire yesterday (August 11).

Hare poachers torched their car and set alight a field in South Cambridgeshire yesterday (August 11)

Hare poachers torched their car and set alight a field in South Cambridgeshire yesterday (August 11). Five unchipped dogs were also found. Picture: CAMBS POLICE - Credit: Archant

The incident happened at 12pm after police were alerted to reports of hare coursing and a vehicle on fire in a field off Long Road in Comberton.

Four men were initially arrested at a nearby pub but had to be de-arrested because no one was willing to provide a witness statement.

Therefore they were issued a Section 35 dispersal order to leave the county.

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Police said: "Five dogs were also seized from the vehicle for not being chipped and are now in the care of the local authority.


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"Witness fearful so suspects dispersed and escorted from the county".

It came as part of Operation Galileo which has been successful in tackling hare coursing in Lincolnshire and surrounding counties.

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