Men charged over hare coursing
Two men arrested on suspicion of hare coursing in the Suffolk countryside have been charged, police have said.
Officers were called to reports of men with dogs and a vehicle in fields near Great Ashfield, in west Suffolk, at around 10.30am on Sunday, November 5.
Police attended and, following a search of the area, stopped a vehicle in Wetherden containing two men and dogs. The vehicle, a blue Peugeot 407 estate, and two dogs were seized under the Hunting Act.
William Johnston, 38 of Northampton Road, Market Harborough, Leicestershire has been charged with hunting a wild mammal with a dog.
Anthony Webster, 37, of Holywell Row, near Mildenhall has been charged with aiding and abetting the hunting of a wild mammal with a dog.
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Both men have been bailed to appear at South East Suffolk Magistrates’ Court, in Ipswich, on January 8 2018.
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