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Three arrested after drones used to search for hare coursing suspects

PUBLISHED: 10:32 25 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:40 25 November 2018

Drones are being used to search for suspected hare coursers in Felixstowe Picture: WILDROB47

Drones are being used to search for suspected hare coursers in Felixstowe Picture: WILDROB47

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Three people have been detained after emergency services scoured a large area on the edge of Felixstowe looking for suspected hare coursing activity.

There is a large police presence in the town as officers look to stamp out the illegal activity Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVEThere is a large police presence in the town as officers look to stamp out the illegal activity Picture: ARCHANT ARCHIVE

The individuals have been detained under suspicion of hare coursing.

Suffolk Constabulary were first called to Felixstowe just before 9pm after reports of suspected hare coursing activity in the area.

The large police presence in the town received assistance from Suffolk Fire and Rescue, whose officers used drones to search the fields.

Suffolk Fire sent one engine from Woodbridge station and it remained in Marsh Lane, Felixstowe.

At the time police spokesman said: “Fire officers are assisting us with the search.

“We have got a wide area to cover and the drones can see much further into the distance.”

Men with dogs were spotted in the fields that sit behind the Felixstowe golf course, running along Ferry Road leading up to the hamlet on the River Deben.

Suffolk police went on to widen their search to the marshes further inland.

A police spokesman said: “This is a great result for us, it can be hard to find these people over such a large area.”

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