Teenagers arrested for hare coursing

Hare coursing
Hare coursing

Three teenage boys have been arrested for hare coursing.

The 17-year-olds were apprehended in Petsoe End, Newport Pagnell, yesterday morning.

The boys, from Irchester, Northamptonshire, are still in police custody.

Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares using hounds. Once killed, the hare’s body is discarded.

The Hunting Act 2004 made hare coursing illegal and anyone convicted of the offence can be fined up to £5,000 by a Magistrates’ Court.