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Poachers plead guilty to trespassing in fields near Wellingborough

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Poachers plead guilty to trespassing in fields near Wellingborough

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Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Northamptonshire Police

They were each ordered to pay £463.04 in compensation by Northampton Magistrates’ Court

A trio of poachers, caught by Northamptonshire Police near Wellingborough, have have pleaded guilty at Northampton Magistrates’ Court to committing offences under Section 1 of the Night Poaching Act 1828

The three men were charged with trespassing on private land for the purpose of catching wildlife after a suspicious van parked near Moonshine Gap between Little Harrowden and Sywell, on December 5 last year, was reported to Northamptonshire Police.

Following an extensive search by officers, Kieran Hindley, Carl Maguire, and David Bradshaw were found in the opposite field with four Lurcher type dogs and a Harris Hawk, police said. The men were also found to be in possession of equipment commonly used for the purpose of poaching including numerous animal call whistles which encourage the prey out and a lamp to spot them.

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