Man fined nearly twenty thousand pounds after being caught in Lincolnshire using dogs to kills hares
Date of alert:
Thursday, 16 November 2023
A 60-year-old man who admitted using his dogs to hunt and kill hares in Lincolnshire has been fined more than £18,500.
Fred Holmes was caught on private land on Low Road in Crowland and arrested by officers on 13 November, following reports of hare coursing.
His three dogs were seized.
Lincolnshire police found that Holmes was also suspected of hunting hares in Warmington, Northamptonshire, in October last year.
Both forces launched a joint operation and Holmes, of Thorney Road, Eye, Peterborough, was charged with two counts of trespass in pursuit of game, and two counts of being equipped to trespass in pursuit of hares.