The Aylesbury Vale local policing team would like to raise awareness of deer and hare coursing. These offences are not only considered to be a form of cruelty inflicted on animals but raise concerns and health risks in relation to food hygiene preparation when animals are used for human consumption.
PC Dean Kingham, local wildlife crime officer, said: “This type of wildlife crime is difficult to combat and I
would urge the members of the public to contact us immediately via 101, if you
see anything suspicious. This could include vans or vehicles parked in lay-bys
and/ or numerous dogs being walked across the middle of the fields. If it is
safe to do so, make a note of vehicle details and descriptions of the people
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If you have information or intelligence you would like to share with Thames
Valley Police, no matter how big or small, please either email
FIBruralcrime@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or call the 24 hour, non-emergency
number 101. If you believe it is a crime in progress, please always dial 999.