A series of incidents of hare coursing across the county has resulted in seven men being arrested, and seven dogs and two vehicles seized.
A number of reports were received about hare coursing in Swineshead, Sutterton, Fosdyke and Moulton this morning (Thursday 12th October).
This has resulted in four men being arrested in the Grantham area. The men are from Bristol, Coventry, Desborough and St Albans.
A Subaru Forester has been seized and a dog that is suspected of being abandoned has been taken and is being cared for.
In a separate incident, a report of hare coursing in Tillbridge Lane, Scampton has resulted in two men from Rochdale and a man from Cheshire being arrested. Six dogs and a Hyundai Santa Fe were seized.
All dogs that are seized are cared for in approved kennels and an application is made to the courts for the dogs to be forfeited and re-homed as part of any sentence.
Chief Superintendent Mark Housley said: ‘This demonstrates the challenges we face with hare coursing taking place in disparate parts of Lincolnshire and our commitment to tackle it. It also shows that people travel from all parts of the country to take part in hare coursing. We continue to seize dogs as that is a proportionate tactic to help us make Lincolnshire hostile to hare coursers’.