Lincolnshire Police tackles organised crime and illegal gambling behind hare coursing threat

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Stamford Mercury

By duncan.browne@iliffepublishing.co.uk (Duncan Browne) Lincolnshire Police has taken a ‘bold and brave’ approach to combating hare coursing – as part of their fight against organised crime and illegal gambling. And early figures have shown a ‘substantial decrease’ in offences. The flat fenland landscape of South Lincolnshire proves popular with coursers, a bloodsport where sight hounds such as lurchers and greyhounds chase down hares. The internet age has seen coursing become even more lucrative for criminals as chases are now streamed online to allow gamblers across the country and beyond to…

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