Police issue warning to illegal hare coursers

PUBLISHED: 12:07 13 September 2007 | UPDATED: 12:52 04 May 2010

WITH the illegal hare coursing season set to begin, officers are launching the successful Operation Dornier for the fourth year running. Insp Dick Lowings, part of the Rural Community Action Team (RCAT), said: We will be taking positive action to target

WITH the illegal hare coursing season set to begin, officers are launching the successful Operation Dornier for the fourth year running.

Insp Dick Lowings, part of the Rural Community Action Team (RCAT), said: "We will be taking positive action to target hare coursers by building on past successes.

"Over the last three years hare coursing has significantly reduced but we are not taking our eye off the ball. We will continue to tackle this issue in a robust manner and we will prosecute offenders, spearheaded by this RCAT campaign. Our aim is to continue this success and ensure we severely disrupt and convict those who are involved.

"Hare coursing is not only illegal but also extremely disruptive for the rural community."

Anyone with any information about hare coursing should contact police on 0845 456 4564.

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