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.


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