Hare coursing allegation leads to four arrests near Diss

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Four men have been arrested by police following an allegation of hare coursing in Wortham, near Diss.

Officers were called at 7.55am on Sunday, November 27 to reports of a group of men with dogs and a vehicle in a field near Low Road.

Police were dispatched and initially couldn't find the men, but more than three-and-a-half hours later, at around 11.45am, when officers on patrol at the A14 westbound at Rougham stopped a silver Subaru car containing four men and five dogs.

The vehicle and the dogs were seized under the Wildlife and Countryside Act and the occupants were all arrested on suspicion of trespassing in pursuit of game.

Their details are: A 29-year-old man from the Stowmarket area of Suffolk, a 43-year-old man from the Wallington area of Surrey, a 27-year-old man from the Lingfield area of Surrey and a 22-year-old man from the Hailsham area of East Sussex.

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All four men were taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning, were they have been bailed to return to on Tuesday, January 10 after further enquiries.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Suffolk Police on 101 quoting reference 68488/16.

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