Five arrests made after rural residents tell police about suspected poaching
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 16 May 2023
North Yorkshire Police
Five men have been arrested after rural residents called the police about suspected poaching crimes occurring on North Yorkshire farmland.
North Yorkshire Police received a call on Friday 12 May, when a 4x4 vehicle in a field and a high-powered torch were being used near Kilburn.
Officers responded immediately, and found a group of five men on the side of the road with two dogs, one of which was attacking a badger.
As soon as police arrived, the men got into a black Jeep Cherokee and made off at speed, abandoning the dogs as they did so.
Officers searched the area, and soon located the car off the A170 near Felixkirk.