Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 14°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Framlingham / Felixstowe: Officers probe fresh hare coursing claims

15:36 18 December 2012

A hare being chased by two dogs

A hare being chased by two dogs

Police have been called to a fresh report of activities linked to hare coursing in Suffolk.

The most recent happened on Saturday around the area of Fakenham and Kirton, near Felixstowe.

Police were called at about 10am by a local gamekeeper and farmers after they spotted two men with dogs.

The men, aged 70 from Hampshire and 32 from Berkshire, were stopped by officers as they were making their way back to their vehicle. In a separate incident, on November 30, officers were called to a farm on Badingham Road, Framlingham, after four men were seen with lurcher-type dogs in a field to the north of the B1119.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said witnesses reported seeing the men attempting to flush out hares.

Officers attended and spoke to a 22-year-old from Bradford, a 17-year-old from Wickford and a 42-year-old and a 33-year-old, both from Basildon. And in a third incident, on November 18, police also attended Marsh Lane, Felixstowe, close to the golf club, and spoke to three men aged 21, 46 and 22, and all from the Hampshire area.

In all three incidents the men were reported to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

The CPS will now consider the offences and, if deemed appropriate, will issue them with a notice for when they should appear in court.

1 comment

  • I certainly hope that our new Police and Crime Commissioner commits to providing an adequate budget to prevent and detect wildlife crime in the county.

    Report this comment

    John Shirley

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Willis Building.

World-renowned architects are in the shortlist to design the Upper Orwell Crossing in Ipswich, it has been revealed.

An East of England Ambulance.

Investigations are under way after a man died at a go-karting race circuit.

The Pigs Gone Wild auction at Trinity Park - Mark Westley Photography

For 10 weeks this summer they were part of the furniture in Ipswich town centre, greeting commuters as they arrived at the station, making shoppers smile as they walked around town and bringing out the inner child in us all.

Woman admits stealing from employer

An accounts worker who stole thousands of pounds from an Ipswich building company over two years has been warned she could be given an immediate prison sentence.

Teenage Cancer Trust visits St Pancras School to give assembley and collect more than £2,300 after a sponsored mini-marathon

Sponsored laps of the playground saw pupils at St Pancras Primary in Ipswich raise more than £2,300 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The Made in Dagenham cast with Eileen Pullen and Gwen Davis. Photo: Mark Sepple

It’s been nearly 50 years since women workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant went on strike for equal rights, writes Wayne Savage, who met two of them as a new production of Made In Dagenham comes to the New Wolsey.

Geoffrey Munn with his dogs

Jewellery expert Geoffrey Munn has been a familiar face for many years on television screens as an Antiques Roadshow valuer.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24