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Man arrested on suspicion of hare coursing at Lidgate near Newmarket

PUBLISHED: 19:23 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 19:23 25 September 2018

A man has been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing in Lidgate, Suffolk. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A man has been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing in Lidgate, Suffolk. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


A man has been arrested following reports of suspected hare coursing in Lidgate near Newmarket.

Police were called at around 3.40pm on Sunday, September 23, to The Street after receiving a call from a member of the public.

When they attended the scene, police discovered a vehicle which then drove off.

A second police car caught up to it in Orchard Place, where the occupants drove off again before making off on foot.

Police officers, with help from a member of the public, managed to detain one of occupants but the others escaped despite attempts to find them.

A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, criminal damage and hare coursing.

He was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning and was later released under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Suffolk police on 101 quoting crime reference 54797/18.

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