Reports of illegal hare coursing are being reported in a number of areas around the county and the police are asking for help in reporting any incidents or suspicious activity.  Hare coursing tends to occur at this time of the year after harvest when large areas of land have been cleared of standing crops and can continue into the Spring.  It usually occurs at dawn or dusk but the Police have had reports at all times of the day and night.

If you see hare coursing taking place, or suspect it is happening in your area contact the police straight away.  You are advised not to approach the participants.   You can also report it online at www.warwickshire.police.uk.   Warwickshire Police have dedicated Rural Crime Team and Wildlife Officers who work with response and local beat officers to address wildlife crime and catch offenders in our county. Warwickshire Police is part of Operation Galileo, a national approach to hare coursing with police forces working together to tackle this illegal wildlife crime.