Suspected hare coursers will be forced to leave county as Lincolnshire Police issue new dispersal order

Police in Lincolnshire have issued another 48-hour dispersal order to combat hare coursing across the county.

Lincolnshire Police have issued another dispersal order empowering them to force suspected hare coursers to leave the county. EMN-221101-120231001

Under the order, in force from 9.15am today (Tuesday), anyone believed to be in tent on committing a harecoursing offence will be forced to leave the county.

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Officers working under the banner of Operation Galileo, which was set up to tackle hare coursing and rural crime, say via their social media account: “We will seize dogs and vehicles.”

There have been a series of dispersal orders issued in the county since the Christmas and New Year period.