VIDEO: Watch as an illegal hare courser’s car seized by police is crushed at a Lincolnshire scrapyard today

Lincolnshire Police dealt a crushing blow to one illegal hare courser this morning (Thursday) as they reduced his car to scrap.

The force invited The Standard to a Lincolnshire scrap yard where a vehicle seized for being involved in hare coursing was crushed.

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Gibson, PCC Marc Jones and Deputy PCC Stuart Tweedale along with officers working on Operation Galileo with the crushed 4x4. EMN-170223-131813001

Assistant Chief Constable Paul Gibson, PCC Marc Jones and Deputy PCC Stuart Tweedale along with officers working on Operation Galileo with the crushed 4x4. EMN-170223-131813001

The silver Honda CRV 4x4 is one of several that have been seized in recent weeks as part of the police’s ongoing efforts to tackle hare coursing.

Usually, the vehicles have to be held for many months awaiting a court destruction order but in this case the vehicle was uninsured enabling police to put the squeeze on without waiting for the outcome of court proceedings.

The vehicle was seized in Deeping St James last September.

On hand to watch were members of the force’s Operation Galileo team tackling rural crime, as well as Assistant Chief Constable Paul Gibson, Police and Crime Commissioner Marc Jones and his deputy Stuart Tweedale, as well as chairman of the Lincolnshire NFU Mark Leggott.