Five charged with hare coursing offences in Suffolk

Hare coursing (stock photo)

Hare coursing (stock photo) - Credit: Archant

Four men and a teenage boy arrested in connection with hare coursing in Suffolk have been charged, police have said.

An anti-hare coursing sign

An anti-hare coursing sign - Credit: Archant

Police were called to reports people were believed to be hunting with dogs in a field close to Bury Road, Barnham at 11am on Friday.

Officers attended the scene and arrested five people on suspicion of hare coursing. They were all questioned at the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

Today, a Suffolk Constabulary spokesman has said all five have been charged with daytime trespass by five or more in pursuit of game.

The five people are: Tony Baker, aged 21, of Butts Field, Hailsham, East Sussex; Abraham Baker, aged 22, of Ridgeway, Dartford, Kent; Tommylee Beaney, aged 18, of West Wood Road, Stockbury, Sittingbourne, Kent; Obie Harber, aged 21, of Bletchenden Road, Headcorn, Ashford, Kent; and a 16-year-old boy, from near Ashford, Kent, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

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They have all been released on police bail to appear at West Suffolk Magistrates’ Court in Bury St Edmunds on September 7.

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