Eight arrested on suspicion of hare coursing in Lincolnshire

Eight people have been arrested and five dogs and two vehicles have been seized by Lincolnshire Police’s rural crime team.

The people have been arrested on suspicion of driving a motor vehicle dangerously, failing to stop, hunting a wild animal and using a vehicle on a road without any insurance.

They have all been released under investigation.

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Lincolnshire Police made the arrests after receiving a report at 12.07pm on Sunday (20 January) of hare coursing in a field on Washway Road, Holbeach.

The rural crime team has praised the “great team effort” of the armed response and dog teams who assisted with the Operation Galileo action.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 158 of 20 January.

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