Hare coursing on the rise in Orwell

PUBLISHED: 14:41 05 October 2011 | UPDATED: 14:56 05 October 2011

HARE coursing is on the increase in a South Cambridgeshire village, say police.

A police spokesman said: “Over the past few weeks there have been an increased number of hare coursing incidents reported in the Hurdledich road area of Orwell and the Malton lane area near to the golf course.

“The vehicle that has been seen with two to four males and up to three lurcher type dogs on board is a dark red landrover discovery displaying P509 GNV if you see this vehicle acting suspiciously please call it in 0n 999.

“There is a very good chance this vehicle could be seen in the Melbourn/Bassingbourn area.”

When The Crow spoke to district councillor Ted Ridgway Watt who said he was unaware of the issue but will use his contacts to investigate.

He said: “It’s not something I’m aware of, it’s not something that anyone from the parish have commented to me about, however I would interested in following it up.

Cllr Ridgway Watt said the Hurdledich Road area is a particular worry due to its proximity to the A603.

“There have been a number of problems with road safety on the A603 and the danger of dogs running around will only add to the risk factor,” he said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Rural Crime Action Team on 0345 456 456 4 or email rcat@cambs.pnn.police.uk.

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