Local farmers, land owners and villages using local footpaths are asked to report any signs of this activity to the police without delay. The most obvious sign is a group of vehicles parked in a rural area perhaps by a gateway to farmland, on a grass verge, on a farm track or bridle path. There will usually be estate cars, four wheel drives or vans. They may contain evidence of dogs inside – such as muddy paw prints and dog hair.
Hare coursers often travel in convoy with transit vans at the front and rear containing minders and the cars in between containing the employers
Hare coursers are criminals and give no consideration to landowners' property and crops. They often have a sophisticated information network and knowledge of the local rural area and they invariably know about vulnerable properties in the area, short cuts, and escape routes.
Violent confrontations can occur when participants are challenged and for this reason the public are advised not to approach them but to report the activity to the police. Vehicle descriptions and registration number are useful if these can be obtained without risk to the public.
Fish Seller Cold Calling In Orston:
Principal NHW Co-ordinator
Bottesford Parish NHW