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Four arrested on suspicion of hare coursing

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing near Downham Market. Picture: @NSPoliceDogs

Four people have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing near Downham Market. Picture: @NSPoliceDogs

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Four people have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing offences in west Norfolk.

The suspected hare coursing took place close to Ten Mile Bank, near Downham Market, on Saturday.

A vehicle initially made-off from a Norfolk and Suffolk Roads Police unit across a field. They were arrested in Denver.

Norfolk and Suffolk Police Dog Unit praised the “excellent” teamwork displayed by King’s Lynn police, and the roads policing unit and the Norfolk police control room.

There has been a dramatic rise in reports of hare coursing across East Anglia.

Reports have risen by more than 500pc in Norfolk and Suffolk in the last five years with police receiving more than 900 reports across the two counties last year.

Anyone who sees coursing taking place should not approach the participants but call 999. Suspicious activity should be reported through 101.


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