Suffolk: Police probe reports of hare-coursing in Main Road, Chelmondiston


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FIVE men, believed to be hare-coursing in a Suffolk village, were reported to police on Sunday.

Officers were called to Main Road, Chelmondiston, around 10.40am after a member of the public raised the alarm.

Police spoke to the group, but did not make any arrests. They were instead reported for trespassing in pursuit of game. The Crown Prosecution Service will now decide whether there is enough evidence for police to question the five further.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said: “We received a call on Sunday, January 13, at 10.40am to a group of males around Main Road, Chelmondiston, with dogs.

“The informant believed them to be hare-coursing.

“Police attended and five people were reported for consideration for the offence of trespassing in pursuit of game.

“They have not been arrested. It will be discussed with the Crown Prosecution Service and if they feel there is enough evidence, we will get them in for questioning.”

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