Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 16°C

ESTD 1874 Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

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

A computer-generated image of how the Sizewell complex will look after construction of Sizewell C.

Britain is set to get its first new nuclear power station in generations as EDF’s directors approve investment in Hinkley Point.

Chris Sturman with his family

A man who died off the Essex coast on Sunday has been described as “caring” and “much-loved”.

Martin Myerscough's Frugalpac cup

A Suffolk entrepreneur could soon be supplying his eco-friendly invention to the world’s largest coffee chain, after grabbing industry attention for his answer to an environmental problem.

Alexander Baxter, owner of gentleman’s accessory firm Baxter & Baxter

A 22-year-old fashion designer who left his day job to build a brand from the ground up has seen his accessories paraded on the red carpet.

Francis Bacon and Richard Chopping in a cafe

Their hell-raising antics in a small riverside town in north-east Essex became the stuff of local legend.

Young Ipswich Town fan Noah Day having his picture taken with manager Mick McCarthy.

Thousands of Ipswich Town fans gathered at Portman Road for the club’s annual open day today.

The A1071 between Ipswich and Hintlesham.

There was heavy traffic on the A1071 in Hintlesham this evening due to a number of different crashes.

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:

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24