Poaching / Hare Coursing:
Over recent months we have received reports from our local communities reporting concerns 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 and Wildlife Crime here.
UPDATE 17 12 19
We continue to patrol all areas of the Isle and deal with any offences if we see them. Please continue to call us if you see any suspicious activity on 101 or if it is a crime in progress 999 as this is such an important part of our intelligence gathering and helps us to deal with issues as they arise.
An Op Galileo patrol was conducted on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th December. There were no reports of suspicious activity.