Public’s help sought in fight against hare coursing

EAST Cambridgeshire’s rural community is being urged to be vigilant and report hare coursing.

Officers have seen a stark increase in the number of incidents across the county in the past week and are appealing for help to catch those responsible.

The rural crime team, now part of the TAC Team, have had 11 incidents reported since October 1. They appear to be early morning and late evening.

The main areas have been Ely, Heydon, Rampton, Eye, Thorney and Guyhirn

Inspector Ian Ford said: “Hare coursing is a seasonal problem and we are now getting to that time of year when hare coursing is most common.

“Officers will respond to all incidents and are utilising a range of different tactics to catch and convict offenders.

“A couple of letters have been sent out to car owners who were seen in suspicious circumstances warning them of our patrols and intelligence is being gathered.

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“It is very important that people report incidents immediately so officers can get to the scene and catch the culprits.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.