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Two vehicles seized from suspected hare coursers in Scunthorpe

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Two vehicles have been seized and three men questioned following reports of hare coursing in North Lincolnshire this weekend.

A number of farmers in the North Lincolnshire area came out to support Wildlife and Rural Crime officers on Saturday, February 3.

Humberside Police received reports of hare coursers in the Ealand area of North Lincolnshire near Scunthorpe and officers conducting patrols in the area were deployed to search for offenders.

Six men with dogs were spotted in a field before running from the scene.

With the help of local farmers officers stopped three of the men and took them for questioning.

Their vehicles, two Honda CVRs were seized and three men from Blackpool, Stoke on Trent and Stourport were interviewed and will be summoned to appear at court on suspicion of wildlife offences at a later date.