Praise after trio of hare coursers are arrested in Dickleburgh

A sign warning against hare coursing. Picture: Courtesy Norfolk Police

A sign warning against hare coursing. Picture: Courtesy Norfolk Police - Credit: Archant

Norfolk's police and crime commissioner has praised officers after the arrests of three people for hare coursing.

The arrests were made in Dickleburgh in south Norfolk this morning (Sunday, March 5).

Commissioner Lorne Green said he was pleased about the arrests.

In a Facebook post he said: 'Congratulations to constabulary for continuing successes in stamping out this criminal activity in our county.

'Preventing and combating rural crime has been a major priority for me from day one and we have made big increases in the resources available over the last year.

'With the police and rural community working together we can make great progress.'

Hare coursing - the pursuit of hares with greyhounds and dogs by sight instead of scent - has been illegal in the UK since 2005.

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After the dogs catch a hare, it is usually thrown in a ditch or left behind in a field.

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