Four men arrested in connection with hare coursing incident in Lavenham

Four men have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing and causing criminal damage in Lavenham.

On Saturday, November 28, at 11.50am, police officers received reports from people reporting suspicious activity in the Lavenham area.

A group of men in a vehicle were seen acting suspiciously with dogs on farmland and agricultural land was damaged by a vehicle.

Two 18-year-olds, a 20-year-old and a 21-year-old, all from the Essex area, were arrested on suspicion of hare coursing and criminal damage.

A vehicle and five dogs were seized by police.

The four men were taken to Bury St Edmunds police investigation centre, questioned and subsequently released under investigation pending further enquiries.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have seen any suspicious activity in the Lavenham or surrounding areas on Saturday, November 28.

Anyone with any information should contact Suffolk Police through the reporting page on the website quoting crime reference number 37/69042/20.

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