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Four convicted for hare coursing offences in Cambridgeshire

November 19, 2014, 3:21 pm

Four men have been fined after being convicted of hare coursing in Cambridgeshire.

Officers attended an incident on farmland in Sawtry on December 13 last year, after receiving reports of six men trespassing and hare coursing on the land.

A police helicopter was deployed and six men were reported for summons to appear at Huntingdon Magistrates Court. A dog, two vehicles and cash were also seized.

Charlie Doherty, 25, from Newton Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire, Francis Doherty, 37, from Gipsey Lane, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, James Doran, 35, from London Road, Basildon, Essex and John-Brian Lee Senior, 43, from Gipsey Lane, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, were all charged with two counts of daytime trespass by five or more in pursuit of game.

All four pleaded not guilty to both charges however all were found guilty on November 5 and each received a £300 fine, ordered to pay £300 in costs and forfeit the vehicles.

A 16-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy were also reported for summons and were issued youth cautions at Huntingdon Magistrates Court.

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