Two arrested on suspicion of hare coursing after police chase through the countryside in Newport

PUBLISHED: 12:52 21 August 2018 | UPDATED: 12:52 21 August 2018

Hare Coursing

Hare Coursing

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Two people have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing after a police chase in Newport.

A 22-year-old man from Hertfordshire and a 17-year-old boy from Surrey were both arrested on suspicion of taking part in a hare coursing event. They have been released on bail until Tuesday, September 4 and ordered not to enter Uttlesford.

Police were called to Wendens Ambo on Thursday, August 16 after members of the public reported a group of people they saw and suspected were involved in the crime.

PCSOs Mike O’Donnell-Smith and Simon Horne went to the scene. A police spokesman said: “Knowing the area like the back of their hands, Mike and Simon headed straight to Saffron Walden.

“After combing the area, the pair spotted two people with dogs on a bridle path near Frambury Lane, Newport and gave chase through the mud to detain them.”

They kept the people detained until the arrival of police officer colleagues, PC Bobby Coello, SargeanTwo people have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing in after a police chase in Newport.

A 22-year-old man from Hertfordshire and a 17-year-old boy from Surrey were both arrested on suspicion of participating in a hare coursing event. They were taken to custody where they were released on bail until September 4 and ordered not to enter Uttlesford.

Police were called to Wendens Ambo on Thursday, August 16 after members of the public reported a group of people they saw and suspected were involved in the crime.

PCSOs Mike O’Donnell-Smith and Simon Horne went to the scene. A police spokesman said: “Knowing the area like the back of their hands, Mike and Simon headed straight to Saffron Walden.”

After combing the area, the pair spotted two people with dogs on a bridle path near Frambury Lane, Newport and gave chase through the mud to detain them.

They kept the people detained until the arrival of police officer colleagues, PC Bobby Coello, Sgt Steve Sharma, PC Steve Van Haeften and PC Stephen Mugridge who arrested them and conveyed them to custody.

Anyone with information about criminal activity in rural communities is asked to contact the police on 101 or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.

t Steve Sharma, PC Steve Van Haeften and PC Stephen Mugridge who arrested them and conveyed them to custody.

Anyone with information about criminal activity in rural communities is asked to contact the police on 101 or make an anonymous report through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency, always dial 999.

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