Horncastle police praised over ‘hare coursing’ action

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Horncastle police have been praised for their work dealing with alleged hare coursing today (Sunday).

Horncastle Police (@HorncastleNPT) confirmed that four men from Durham had been caught ‘harecoursing’ and been reported for summons.

Their car was seized and one was also said to be being dealt with over ‘threatening behaviour.

The response earned praise from Tim Casey (@LincsLeekFarmer), a leek and asparagus grower near Coningsby, who Tweeted: “Fab work today, 4 coursers arrested, car seized plus 1 done for threatening behaviour.”

He told Chief Insp Phil Vickers (@CIPhilVickers) and Chief Insp Jim Tyner (@ChInspSkegness): “Your boys were excellent, keep it up!”

Mr Tyner confirmed what had happened to the four men and said: “Our fight against harecoursing continues #OpGalileo.”

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He added: “Spread the word: Lincolnshire is closed to #harecoursers #OpGalileo”.

Operation Galileo is the Lincolnshire Police response to illegal activity by hare coursers over the winter and autumn months.

Anyone who sees anything suspicious is asked report any incidents they witness as soon as possible, either on 999 if the call is urgent or non-emergency number 101.