Illegal Hare Coursing Event

Our colleagues in Wiltshire Police Rural Crime Team have received specific information about a possible hare coursing event planned to occur in Wiltshire today (19 October 2018).

However due to the event being well publicised by police the location may change and come in to our force area around North and East Dorset as a result.

Hare coursing events of this nature are illegal and often linked to various other crime types such as criminal damage, theft and intimidation.

Please be on the lookout for illegal hare coursers and contact Dorset Police immediately if they are seen.

If you wish to report an incident of hare coursing in progress please call police on 999.

If anyone has any information regarding a hare coursing event please contact Dorset Police on our non-emergency number 101. Or you can report to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 783 0137.

Tom Balchin
(Dorset Police,
Rural Crime Team,
Rural Engagement Officer,