Two men arrested in stolen car plus three cars seized by police in Fenland
Police in Fenland have had a busy time of it "sniffing out" would be hare coursers and making arrests.
Officers from the Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Road Policing Unit stopped a Volvo on cloned plates in Wisbech yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon and arrested its occupants.
A police spokesperson said: "It was stopped pre-emptively to prevent a pursuit. The vehicle was reported stolen, had committed a number of thefts of fuel and the driver was under the influence of cocaine and cannabis. Two were arrested and taken to custody and the car was recovered.
Members of the Rural Crime Action Team were happy to report zero reported poaching incidents yesterday but the award winning still braved the frost and sniffed out three cars worth of hare coursers. Three cars were seized, five community protection warnings, three community protection notices and nine dispersal orders were issued.
On Tuesday (21) officers from the RCAT on patrol in Coldham spotted a Subaru whose driver and occupants were suspected hare coursers, who thought they would try to evade police by going off road.
Posting to their Facebook page Fenland police said: "The Subaru made off from RCAT officers in Coldham. They thought going off road would help but they didn’t get far and soon got their car stuck in a hedge."