Hitcham: Man in hospital after being driven at by illegal hare coursers

A LANDOWNER has been injured after a car was driven at him during an apparent confrontation with illegal hare coursers, police have revealed.

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after the incident in Hitcham, near Stowmarket, earlier today.

Police were called at around 10.45am to reports that unknown offenders had been hare coursing on private land in Hitcham.

When the landowner, a male in his 60s, confronted them, they drove their vehicle at him, causing him to suffer a back injury and a cut hand.

The injuries are not thought to be serious but he is receiving treatment at West Suffolk Hospital.

The offenders also drove their vehicle towards a female, who was not hit, and drove their vehicle into the victims’ car before leaving in the direction of Preston St Mary.

Police are carrying out extensive enquiries in the area and are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen the vehicle used by the offenders. It is described as a blue ‘T’ registration Subaru that may be extensively damaged.

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A description of the offenders is not currently available, but they are thought to be white males.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101.

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