Man fined as police crackdown on hare coursing in north Essex

2nd May 2022 AN estate manager has praised police officers after a man was fined for hare coursing on farmland and ordered to pay compensation for damage caused. Albert Eastwood, 26, of Denton Close, Redhill, Surrey, admitted hare coursing and causing criminal damage to fields on the estate in north Essex. He was fined £200 …

Police report people hunting hare with dogs near Grappenhall Heys

30th April 2022 RESIDENTS living in south Warrington are being urged to get in touch with police if they see or hear hare coursing and lamping. This comes after occurrences were reported in the wooded area around Grappenhall Heys to Cheshire Police. Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares with greyhounds or other dogs after …

Police hunt for men after alleged assault on farm worker near Henley-in-Arden

A farm worker was allegedly assaulted, Warwickshire Police say 11th March 2022 Police are appealing for information following an alleged assault and multiple hare coursing offences in rural Warwickshire. The alleged offences are said to have occurred on February 19 in the Oldberrow area near Henley-in-Arden. A farm worker was allegedly assaulted shortly after locating …

Bid to close loopholes in Scotland’s law banning hunting with dogs

A Bill has been introduced which seeks to make the law clearer and close loopholes. 25th February 2022 Ministers have pledged to close the loopholes which have allowed the illegal hunting of animals with packs of dogs to continue in Scotland. A Bill has been introduced at the Scottish Parliament which would seek to make …

Six men from Surrey and Hampshire arrested after Police chase

4th February 2022 Six people from Surrey and Hampshire have been arrested after a Police chase in rural Wiltshire. Police say at approximately 2.30am on Thursday morning, officers spotted two vehicles on Hackpen Hill near Marlborough – one of the vehicles had a defective rear brake light and no insurance. Dogs were also seen in …

Hunters banned from owning dogs after sick video surfaces of hare being mauled to death

Peter Anderson, Philip Starr and Phillip Wilson, from Macduff, Aberdeenshire, all admitted being involved in hare coursing after a damning video was found on one of their mobile phones. 6th January 2022 Shocking footage has been released showing a dog clutching the lifeless body of a wild hare in its mouth during an illegal hunting …

New legislation to crack down on cruel illegal hare coursing

Government to introduce tougher sentencing and improved police powers to tackle cruel practice of chasing hares with dogs Plans to strengthen the powers and penalties available to tackle the barbaric practice of hare coursing were set out by the Government today (Tuesday 4 January 2022). Brown hares are widespread across the UK but numbers are …