Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 7°C

Search

Framlingham / Felixstowe: Officers probe fresh hare coursing claims

15:36 18 December 2012

A hare being chased by two dogs

A hare being chased by two dogs

Police have been called to a fresh report of activities linked to hare coursing in Suffolk.

The most recent happened on Saturday around the area of Fakenham and Kirton, near Felixstowe.

Police were called at about 10am by a local gamekeeper and farmers after they spotted two men with dogs.

The men, aged 70 from Hampshire and 32 from Berkshire, were stopped by officers as they were making their way back to their vehicle. In a separate incident, on November 30, officers were called to a farm on Badingham Road, Framlingham, after four men were seen with lurcher-type dogs in a field to the north of the B1119.

A spokeswoman for Suffolk police said witnesses reported seeing the men attempting to flush out hares.

Officers attended and spoke to a 22-year-old from Bradford, a 17-year-old from Wickford and a 42-year-old and a 33-year-old, both from Basildon. And in a third incident, on November 18, police also attended Marsh Lane, Felixstowe, close to the golf club, and spoke to three men aged 21, 46 and 22, and all from the Hampshire area.

In all three incidents the men were reported to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

The CPS will now consider the offences and, if deemed appropriate, will issue them with a notice for when they should appear in court.

1 comment

  • I certainly hope that our new Police and Crime Commissioner commits to providing an adequate budget to prevent and detect wildlife crime in the county.

    Report this comment

    John Shirley

    Wednesday, December 19, 2012

It is difficult to imagine that there was a time, right up until the later part of the Victorian era, that towns like Ipswich did not have a fire brigade available to everybody, writes David Kindred.

A driver who saw his family have a near miss with a car travelling the wrong way down the A14 says it was the ‘single worst moment’ of his life.

Rail passengers travelling from London to Clacton, Colchester and Ipswich tonight are facing cancelled trains or delays of up to 45 minutes due to a defective track on the outskirts of London.

Margaret Mary Tempest was born at 28 Fonnereau Road on May 15, 1892 to Charles and Frances Tempest, writes John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

A Christmas tree made from marshmallow and gingerbread is one of more than 400 unusual festive firs drawing in huge crowds to a popular annual Suffolk festival.

The latest stage in Felixstowe Pier’s multimillion pound redevelopment has been captured on camera by a drone.

An Ipswich shopkeeper who sold “legal highs” with labelling which failed to give customers information about the use and risks of taking them has been given a community order.

Here is your spoiler alert: In the improbable event that your child gets hold of this page of the newspaper, do not let them read on - warsn mum-of-three Ellen Widdup.

Through our iwitness24 site, readers are able to share their photos of Suffolk’s top beauty spots, of landmarks and of some of our amazing wildlife in action.

Father Christmas and his friends from the Ipswich Round Table are preparing for the 2016 Rudolph Run but what route will they take this year and when will they visit your street?

Most read

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24