BREAKING: Keep an eye out for these cars

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The following vehicles have been reported by members of the public as suspected of being involved in hare coursing in Lincolnshire in the last 24 hours.

• DA06WRE – a red Renault Laguna

• RF54YFO – a grey Volvo V70

• V256BFE – a red Honda CR-V

X307Farmers and others in our rural communities are asked to keep an eye out for these vehicles and to report future sightings on 101.

THURSDAY, 1.34PM: Police release details of cars that maybe linked to hare coursing

Police have released details of eight cars they think may have been involved in hare coursing. As part of the Operation Galileo operation against the cruel sport, the following vehicles have been reported by members of the public as suspected of being involved in hare coursing in Lincolnshire within the last 24 hours:

CF03HVW – a green Jeep Cherokee; X431EPP – a silver Subaru Forrester; X307YEX – a red Citroen Xantia; CP05YNZ – a silver Honda CR-V; X847XAU – a blue Honda CR-V; DK05XYC – a blue Ford Focus; NX02JPY – a red Subaru Impreza; KN03DFU – a green Hyundai Santa Fe.

Farmers and others in our rural communities are asked to keep an eye out for these vehicles and to report future sightings on 101.

What to look out for:

You can help police fight hare coursing by looking out for activity in your area.

• The most obvious sign is groups of vehicles parked in a rural area, perhaps by a gateway to farmland, on a grass verge, on a farm track or bridle path.

• They will usually be estate cars, four wheel drives or vans. It will be obvious looking inside whether there is evidence of dogs or not.

• They often travel in convoy, with vans at the front and rear containing minders.

• They will often use binoculars to spot hares.

• Coursers will often walk along the edge of a field to frighten a hare into the open.

Report it

If you see hare coursing taking place, or suspect it is happening in your area contact police immediately on 101. They advise that you do not approach the participants.

It may help us if you can answer any of the questions when reporting wildlife crime:

• Are the suspect/s alone or in a group?

• Are they trespassing?

• Do they have equipment with them?

• Do they have dogs or firearms with them?

• Where are they going?

• Where have they been?

• What do they look like?

• Have they any vehicles?

• What are the number plates and vehicle models?

• Can you safely get a photograph?