Lincolnshire Police issue dispersal order across county following increase in hare coursing
Lincolnshire Police has issued a dispersal order across the county following an increase in hare coursing offences.
During the past three months, Lincolnshire Police has received more than 1,000 reports of hare coursing incidents, compared to 1,048 for the full season last year.
Under the dispersal order, any suspected hare coursers will be required to leave the county.
The order was put in place at 8am today (Thursday, February 11) and will last for 24 hours. Any person returning to the county faces arrest.
Anyone who sees hare coursing taking place is asked to contact the police immediately on 999 and provide officers with a description of the people involved, any registration numbers and vehicle descriptions and the location and direction of travel.
People should not confront hare coursers or put themselves at risk.