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Illegal Poaching in Clanfield - men arrested


  • Author: Hampshire Police
  • Published: 22nd January 2022
  • Categories: News, Community & Volunteer, Hampshire

Illegal Poaching in Clanfield - men arrested

A post by East Hants Police.

Officers investigating reports of illegal poaching offences in Clanfield have arrested seven men.

It comes after we received reports of seven men with five dogs on private land at the rear of Scotland Farm in Clanfield, just after 11am on Thursday, 20 January.

Officers were deployed to the scene alongside specialist officers with drones and conducted an area search.

Two vehicles were located nearby and during a search officers found catapults and ball bearings.

They also found blood and what appeared to be pheasant feathers in the rear of one of the vehicles.

Seven men were arrested at the scene:

• A 26-year-old man from Hook in Hampshire has been arrested on suspicion of participating in a hare coursing event

• A 27-year-old man from Godstone in Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of daytime trespass in pursuit of game – poaching

• A 26-year-old man from Redhill in Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of daytime trespass in pursuit of game – poaching

• A 22-year-old man from Redhill in Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of daytime trespass in pursuit of game – poaching

• A 30-year-old man from Godstone in Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of daytime trespass in pursuit of game – poaching

• A 25-year-old man from Bookham in Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of participating in a hare coursing event

• A 20-year-old man from Leatherhead in Surrey has been arrested on suspicion of participating a hare coursing event

All seven men were questioned by officers and released under investigation pending further police enquiries.

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