Three arrested on suspicion of hare coursing in Mickfield in Suffolk

Police have reported a rise in dog attacks (stock image). Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police have reported a rise in dog attacks (stock image). Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing in Mickfield.

Police were called at around 1.50pm on Sunday, November 5, to reports of a group of men with dogs and a vehicle in fields to the north of the mid-Suffolk village.

Police units were sent to the scene and a green Skoda Octavia estate car was discovered.

Three men, aged 27, 39 and 42, all from Orpington in Kent, were subsequently detained on suspicion of hare coursing.

A police spokeswoman said: “The three men have been reported for consideration of the offence of trespassing in pursuit of game. “Four dogs and the vehicle have been seized under the Wildlife and Countryside Act.”


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If you witnessed the incident or have any information that could assist officers in their investigation contact the Stowmarket Neighbourhood Response Team on 101 quoting reference 71595/17.

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