Two convicted on hare coursing charges

A Norfolk landowner and her colleague were convicted of hare coursing today after a judge ruled their “sincere” attempt to legally beat the hunting ban had failed. Mary Birkbeck, 77, and Les Anderson, 80, were found guilty of attending and facilitating two illegal coursing events in November 2007 and January 2008. Birkbeck was also convicted …

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Three Men and Youth Admit Illegal Hare Coursing

THREE men and a youth found in a muddy 4x4 vehicle with a number of lurcher dogs have admitted illegal hare coursing. The four hare courses were caught at Lowers Farm, Six Mile Bottom, on August 13, Ely magistrates were told on Thursday. Danny King, 22, of Dartford, Kent; George King, 25, of Bexleyheath, Kent; …

Gangs with guns hunting in Merseyside parks

EXCLUSIVE by Luke Traynor, Liverpool Echo THE ECHO can today reveal the shocking extent of illegal hunting in Merseyside’s parks. Gun-toting gangs are setting their dogs on defenceless wild animals and watching as they are ripped to shreds. And anyone who challenges their sickening hobby is threatened with violence. One Merseyside councillor was knocked unconscious …