Illegal hare coursers hunted down by police drone team


Lincolnshire Police has added helping track down hare courses to its string of successful drone missions.

The drone unit of the force took to Twitter to describe how it had assisted the ARV and dog unit to track down nine people who were suspected of hare coursing in Holbeach.

The tweet, which was backed up with video footage taken by drone, read: “9 people came to Lincolnshire today to take part in suspected harecoursing at Holbeach St Matthew.

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“Unfortunately yet again they underestimated @lincspolice @LincsARV who chased them in their cars and @LincsPoliceK999 who got them on foot. 9 arrested and 5 dogs seized.”

Watch the footage accompanying the tweet here:

This events adds to Lincolnshire Police’s long list of successful drone missions in months gone by, including locating a stranded rape victim, and catching deer hunters.

As part of the release of Commercial Drone Professional’s first print magazine, we put together an in-depth report on the work the force does.

You can read it here:

IN-DEPTH: Lincolnshire Police ahead of the drone policing curve

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