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Four men arrested after reports of hare coursing near Lavenham

Five dogs were found at the scene and are now being held safely in police arranged kennels. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Five dogs were found at the scene and are now being held safely in police arranged kennels. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

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A group of men were arrested yesterday afternoon after police responded to reports of hare coursing near Lavenham.

A muddy Mercedes was lifted onto a transporter by JCB after police responded to reports of hare coursing yesterday afternoon. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICEA muddy Mercedes was lifted onto a transporter by JCB after police responded to reports of hare coursing yesterday afternoon. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

The activity involves using dogs, often greyhounds, to hunt down hares, and is illegal in the UK under the Hunting Act 2004.

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Officers from Suffolk Constabulary were dispatched to Lavenham and arrested four men who were then taken to the Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre.

Five dogs were also found at the scene and are now being held safely in police arranged kennels.

Officers from Suffolk police were dispatched to Lavenham on Saturday after reports of hare coursing. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICEOfficers from Suffolk police were dispatched to Lavenham on Saturday after reports of hare coursing. Picture: SUFFOLK POLICE

Pictures from the incident showed a muddy Mercedes 4×4 being lifted onto transport by a JCB.

The police have also thanked the farming community for their support.


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