Lincolnshire Police stop suspects at Aslackby as hare coursing crackdown continues over New Year

Police crime news.
Police crime news.

Police have taken action against a driver in their bid to crack down on hare coursing in the county.

The driver of a Subaru Forester is being dealt with for driving offences after the car was seized when it was abandoned by suspected hare coursers yesterday in the Aslackby Fen area. Police reported six men with dogs were with the vehicle.

Police say enforcement has continued over the Christmas period as part of Operation Galileo. So far 152 people have been arrested or reported for summons since September 1, 2015, (compared to 65 for the whole season last year).

So far this season, 13 vehicles have been seized and 58 other men have been dealt with by other enforcement action such as direction to leave or traffic offences.

Chief Inspector Jim Tyner, force lead for rural crime, said: “The message from me is that Operation Galileo continues. We will continue to tackle hare coursing and encourage farmers to report all incidents to us”.