Operation Galileo is the Humberside Police response to tackling and reducing the incidents of hare coursing across the force area. Over the next 3 to 4 months at this time of year there is a seasonal increase in Wildlife Crime, namely illegal Hare Coursing and Poaching.
As part of Operation Galileo dedicated Patrols will aim to prevent and detect this activity with planned days of action. In addition, local patrols will be conducted to deter this type of criminality and will take positive action to anyone caught committing these offences and use the full extent of the law to disrupt this activity as much as possible.
We would like to encourage the local community to report any issues by calling Humberside Police on 101 (non-emergency number) or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
Update:- There are a number of dedicated patrols covering the East Riding of Yorkshire over the next month for Operation Galileo. Officers will be highly mobile and responding to calls of Hare coursing and Poaching on the days. However local officers also respond when the days of action are not on.
Update :- A 4x4 vehicle has been found burnt out in a field off the A614 near Portington, it is highly likely this was a vehicle used in rural/wildlife crime and shows what people will do to avoid recognition.