Arrests for hare-coursing offences up in Lincolnshire
Date of alert:
Wednesday, 24 May 2023
Arrests for hare coursing in Lincolnshire have gone up since new laws were introduced, police have said.
Officers arrested 32 people during the hare coursing season, which ran from September 2022 to March - an increase of 400% compared to the previous year.
Lincolnshire Police also seized 40 dogs.
However, the number of incidents being reported overall fell to 573, compared to 570 in just one month the previous season.
Lincolnshire is one of the areas most frequently targeted by coursers due to its flat, rural areas.