Fighting the Fenland hare coursers
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Fighting the Fenland hare coursers

Police and farmers have spoken of the ongoing battle to stop illegal hare coursing in the Fens.

The sport - where the dog that catches the hare or makes it turn the most number of times wins - became illegal in the UK in 2004.

However, Cambridgeshire Police said it still dealt with groups of men with dogs on the county's farms on a regular basis.

The force told the BBC the hunting act was proving difficult to enforce and suspects often received lesser sentences because of a lack of evidence.

You can watch the full story on Inside Out, on BBC One in the East on Monday at 19:30.

  • 03 Feb 2019
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