North East UK news Three suspected poachers have car seized following reports of hare coursing PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - A concerned member of the public raised the alarm on Sunday morning
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Three men have forfeited their car after it was seized under Poaching Legislation in Northumberland. At 8.30am on Sunday, police received a report suspected hare coursing was taking place near The Old Vicarage, Rock, Alnwick. A concerned member of the public raised the alarm and was able to direct members of Northumbria Police’s Response and Rural Police Team to an exact point by using location sharing app what3words. What3words has divided the globe into 3m x 3m squares and given each one a unique 3-word address through using a total of 40,000 words in different combinations. Officers arrived at the location and, after assessing the evidence, reported three men for poaching offences, Covid-19 breaches and seized a Ford Focus. Sergeant Ian Pattison from the Rural Crime Team said: “Poaching is no longer just taking one for the pot, but is the use of dogs to indiscriminately kill wildlife, often for betting purposes as well as on occasions damaging fields and fences with vehicles. “We have been working closely with our rural community to encourage them to report any suspicious behaviour. “We see them as our eyes and ears and I want to thank our concerned caller for bringing this to our attention. “It is really important to call the police if you see anything suspicious. This information not only assists the attending officer so they know what they are looking for but it also helps us gather evidence and progress investigations.
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. “Other useful information is descriptions of suspects, including how many and any accents, as this will help determine the areas the suspects maybe travelling from. “Try and recall anything said and write it down as soon as possible, as well as what they’re wearing and if they have any dogs with them. “What we also find really useful is vehicle information, so things like direction of travel, registrations as well as the make and model of the vehicle and any noticeable damage to it.
“If you find anything that may be evidence, such as tyre marks, foot prints or blood, then take a photo and try to preserve it by covering it with a plastic bag or sheet until officers arrive. “Remember all information is potentially important as even the smallest detail could match with someone else’s report and help build a case against a suspected offender. Sgt Pattison added: “Please do not approach these individuals and simply report and record what is seen.” Anyone who sees anything suspicious or has any information about Rural Crime is asked to contact police via 101 or can do so by submitting the online tell us something form. If a crime is in progress ring 999 .You can also do this anonymously via crimestoppers on 0800 555111.
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