Hare coursers arrested following chase involving helicopter
Five people have been arrested for hare coursing following an incident which involved a police chase and an air support helicopter in the UK this week.
The incident occurred in Cambridgeshire, in England, on Tuesday, November 3, and involved police teams from Cambridgeshire Rural Crime Action Team (RCAT), Fenland Police, the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police Dog Unit and the National Police Air Service.
In a brief statement on social media in relation to the incident, Fenland Police said:
“We assisted RCAT yesterday afternoon in Turves with a hare coursing incident.
Five people detained with assistance of police helicopter.
“Two tried to outrun the helicopter across a field. You can guess who won that battle!”
Cambridgeshire RCAT provided further details on the matter, stating the “30 minute pursuit ended yesterday [Tuesday, November 3] with five detained for dangerous driving when this [Mitsubishi] Shogun made off in Guyhirn”.
30 minute pursuit ended yesterday with 5 detained for dangerous driving when this Shogun made off in Guyhirn. @FenCops @BCHPoliceDogs and @NPAShq all assisted resulting in 3 found cowering in a barn and 2 trying to outrun a heli. 🚔🐕🚁🤜🤛 #OneTeam #RCAT #OpGalileo @CambsCops https://t.co/Jl6HMhZE81 pic.twitter.com/yQiHkWWqrL
— CambsRuralCops 🚜🚓 (@CambsRuralCops) November 4, 2020
The team added that Fenland Police, the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Police Dog Unit and the National Police Air Service “all assisted, resulting in three found cowering in a barn and two trying to outrun a helicopter”.