Helicopters used to catch suspected hare coursers

PUBLISHED: 16:07 17 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:05 06 May 2010

A GANG of suspected hare coursers were trapped today (Monday) after a high-speed police chase involving two helicopters across two counties. Cambridgeshire police requested assistance after a tip-off that hare-coursing was taking place in Ashwell, a villa

A GANG of suspected hare coursers were trapped today (Monday) after a high-speed police chase involving two helicopters across two counties.

Cambridgeshire police requested assistance after a tip-off that hare-coursing was taking place in Ashwell, a village near Royston.

The men made their get-away in a grey estate car and were followed by police patrol cars and the helicopters from the two forces.

But the offenders were eventually forced to stop after a dramatic cross-county chase by Herts police in Marford Road, Wheathampstead, near The Nelson pub. Four men were arrested in connection with the alleged offence.

More news stories

Yesterday, 16:46

Brave jumpers will splash into 2019 by bearing a freezing cold outside pool for charity.

Yesterday, 14:36

A shop in St Albans has been named the best independent spirits business at the “Oscars of the drink industry”.

Yesterday, 13:25

St Albans MP Anne Main has toured a number of city pubs which have been badly affected by a business rate increase.

Yesterday, 13:13

If you fancy a good laugh, a comedy club night returns to a St Albans venue this week with a quality line-up of four stand-ups.

CountryPhile

Recently we, as a family (minus two of the kids), visited The Lodge RSPB reserve in Sandy, Bedfordshire. I had never been before, which is perhaps amiss of me as a birdwatcher as it is the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds or RSPB and only 45 minutes drive from home.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Herts Advertiser e-edition E-edition
Zoo Watch CountryPhile

Newsletter Sign Up

Herts Advertiser weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read stories

Show Job Lists

Herts Most Wanted Herts Business Awards