New homes needed for two dogs abandoned after police called to hare coursing incident between Earith and Haddenham
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Two dogs believed to have been abandoned by illegal hare coursers in the Fens have been taken into care.
Police said the dogs were abandoned between Earith and Haddenham yesterday when officers from the Rural Crime Action Team attended an incident of hare coursing.
A police spokesman said: “The dogs have been rescued and are now looking for loving new homes via a local charity.”
No arrests were made and the incident followed reports of hare coursing in Staffurths Bridge Road, March, at about 11am yesterday.
The spokesman said that when officers arrived they found no trace of the hare coursers.
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However arrests were made on Boxing Day of five people caught hare coursing at the Fen village of Isleham near Mildenhall.
Police say five people have reported for the offence and a car was seized during the operation to clamp down on illegal hare coursing.
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Two weeks ago around 20 illegal hare coursers escaped after a police chase at Wistow Fen near Warboys. .