Operation Galileo: 7 arrested and 7 dogs seized

One of the dogs seized by officers today

7 people have been arrested on suspicion of hare coursing at Scampton and in the Grantham area. 7 dogs have been seized.

They were tracked down as part of Lincolnshire Police's Operation Galilieo, which aims to crack down on the illegal sport.

The force has committed itself to tackling the issue, after facing criticism from farmers and landowners for not doing enough to catch the perpetrators.

They've since invested in drones, 4x4s and offroad vehicles to more easily track them down.  

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