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Man issued with dispersal order on suspicion of hare coursing in Norfolk




Police were called to reports of hare coursing in a West Norfolk village yesterday.

King's Lynn Police have said one man was issued a dispersal order for the county after officers were called to the Terrington St John area.

Police say the man was also issued a fixed penalty notice for allegedly breaching Covid-19 regulations.

Police were called to hare coursing in the Terrington St John area on Saturday, January 2. Picture: King's Lynn Police
Police were called to hare coursing in the Terrington St John area on Saturday, January 2. Picture: King's Lynn Police

Hare coursing is a bloodsport where dogs are used to chase, catch and kill hares.

It is illegal in England, usually starts after harvest and runs into spring – this is when hare coursers typically become active as large tracts of land are left without standing crops.

Hare coursing has been illegal since the implementation of the Hunting Act 2004.

Anybody who witnesses hare coursing in progress should call 999 immediately.

People with information about hare coursing or wildlife crime can contact police on 101.



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