Major police operation launched against poachers

Tuesday, August 28th 2012 08:12

Farmers in North and North East Lincolnshire are hoping the cost of rural crime can be reduced thanks to a police crackdown...

Farmers in North and North East Lincolnshire are hoping the huge cost of rural crime can be reduced thanks to a new police crackdown. 

The area has seen a major increase in problems like hare coursing.

Poachers also damage fencing or crops in the process. 

Now, police are stepping up patrols and their presence in rural areas in an attempt to bring crime down. 

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