The Rural Crime Action team in Cambridgeshire seized two vehicles yesterday in its ongoing fight against countryside crime.
A single unit from Cambridgeshire Rural Cops came across a Honda and Jeep being used to engage in hare coursing on land near fen village Parson Drove.
Officers later tweeted: “For some reason all seven occupants immediately ran off.
“Must have been the lack of car tax. Both (vehicles) seized.”
Hare coursing is illegal in the United Kingdom. It is the pursuit of hares with greyhounds and other sighthounds, which chase the hare by sight, not by scent.
In some countries it is a legal, competitive activity in which dogs are tested on their ability to run, overtake and turn a hare, rather than a form of hunting aiming at the capture of game.
It has a number of variations in its rules around the world. Coursing can also be a form of hunting or pest control.
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