Lincolnshire hare coursers fined more than £2.5k

4th April 2018

A prolific hare courser and three others were handed fines totalling £2,695 after they were found guilty of trespassing on Lincolnshire land to hunt with dogs.

Three men and a 17-year-old were fined in relation to a hare coursing incident at Gedny Hill on December 13, 2017.

Aaron Smith, a 24-year-old prolific hare courser from New Causeway, Reigate, Surrey, has been fined £1,015 and given a three year Criminal Behaviour Order, which bans him from entering onto any private land in Lincolnshire with a sighthound, greyhound, long dog or lurcher type dog.

He has also been banned from accompanying anyone with these types of dogs, until he has a written permission of the landowner, and ordered to have his dogs microchipped.

Alfie Chambers, 39, of Molesey Close, Hersham, Surrey received fines and costs totalling £690.

Leonard Doe, 36, of Bishops Grove, Hampton, Surrey received fines and costs totalling £620.

The court also ordered to take away his car.

The 17-year-old, who has not been named by police, received fines totalling £370.

However, an application for removing three dogs that were used in hare coursing was not granted.

Warning against such behaviour, Superintendent Mark Housley said: “This is Lincolnshire’s third Criminal Behaviour Order for hare coursing. This, coupled with the heavy fines imposed, gives a clear message that hare coursers are not welcome in Lincolnshire.”

North West Hunt Saboteurs Association

07960 038230

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Direct Action Against All Forms of bloodsports


2 Replies to “Lincolnshire hare coursers fined more than £2.5k”

  1. It’s good that these scum are fined but it would be better if they were prosecuted for the right reason – cruelty to animals and not because they are p…ing off the farmers!

  2. I imagine most of you will already have received this petition but if not, please sign and spread far and wide.

    Thank you.


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