Farmers help police stop men suspected of hare coursing

Officers thanked the farmers.
Officers thanked the farmers.

Farmers helped to stop men suspected of hare coursing in North Lincolnshire.

Humberside Police said that a number of farmers came out to support of Wildlife and Rural Crime officers on Saturday.

A spokesperson said: "We received reports of harecoursers in the Ealand area of North Lincolnshire near Scunthorpe and officers conducting patrols in the area were deployed to search for offenders.

"We saw around six men with dogs in a field who then ran from the scene. With the help of local farmers we managed to stop three of the men and question them.

"Their vehicles, two Honda CVRs were seized and three men from Blackpool, Stoke on Trent and Stourport were interviewed and will be [given] summons to appear at court on suspicion of wildlife offences."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.