Two men arrested for suspected hare coursing in Downham Market
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Two men have been arrested for suspected hare coursing by Norfolk police.
Officers were called to Silt Road in Nordelph, near Downham Market, shortly before midday today where they arrested the men and seized two dogs and a vehicle.
This comes in the same week a helicopter was scrambled in the same area following reports of the illegal bloodsport taking place.
One officer tweeted: 'Hale Fen Road Norfolk/Cambs border great work from @NPAShq [National Police Air Service] guiding us in to catch suspected hare coursers.'
The low-lying Fens are popular with coursers, despite the ban on their activity which became law more than 10 years ago.
Norfolk is believed to be used as a training ground for dogs before they are raced in organised meets where large bets are often placed on the outcome.
Coursers claim the object is for the dogs to score points by turning the hare - not killing it.
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