Poaching / Hare Coursing:
We are receiving reports from our local communities around poaching and hare-coursing, both during the day and during the hours of darkness.
We recognise how incidents of this nature can make residents in our rural communities feel distressed, uneasy and unsafe.
We are absolutely committed to taking action against those causing harm to our rural communities.
We continue to drive our activities under Operation Gallileo and work closely with residents and farmers across our communities, along with partners and colleagues from our bordering Police Forces to tackle this offending and to bring those to justice.
We hold regular days of action, both during the day and hours of darkness to target those using rural Humberside communities for this type of offending.
We will do all we can to disrupt their offending behaviours and this includes seizing vehicles, dogs and applying for court orders to prohibit their return to our area in the future if necessary.
You can find out more about Rural & Wildlife Crime here.
UPDATE 23 11 19:
Patrols took place on the 10/11/19 by the Op Galileo team, focussing on wildlife crime. The whole of the Isle was patrolled and there was one report of a suspicious vehicle possibly Hare Coursing. Unfortunately the vehicle and occupants made off at speed on the A161 towards Eastoft and was lost by patrols.
Please report any suspicious activity to 101 or if there is a crime in progress in which case call us on 999. Thank you.