Four arrested and dogs rescued after hare coursing reports

Five dogs were found at the scene and are now being held safely in police arranged kennels. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Five dogs were found at the scene and are now being held safely in police arranged kennels. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE - Credit: Archant

A group of men were arrested yesterday afternoon after police responded to reports of hare coursing near Lavenham.

A muddy Mercedes was lifted onto a transporter by JCB after police responded to reports of hare coursing yesterday afternoon....

A muddy Mercedes was lifted onto a transporter by JCB after police responded to reports of hare coursing yesterday afternoon. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE - Credit: Archant

The activity involves using dogs, often greyhounds, to hunt down hares, and is illegal in the UK under the Hunting Act 2004.

Officers from Suffolk Constabulary were dispatched to Lavenham and arrested four men who were then taken to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

Five dogs were also found at the scene and are now being held safely in police arranged kennels.

Pictures from the incident showed a muddy Mercedes 4x4 being lifted onto transport by a JCB.

Officers from Suffolk police were dispatched to Lavenham on Saturday after reports of hare coursing. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Officers from Suffolk police were dispatched to Lavenham on Saturday after reports of hare coursing. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE - Credit: Archant


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The police have also thanked the farming community for their support.

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