Man to face court in connection with hare coursing offence

A 32-year-old man has been summoned before Stevenage Magistrates' Court in connection with a hare coursing offence in Hitchin - Credit: Archant

A man is set to face court in connection with a hare coursing offence, following a police investigation in Hitchin.

A 32-year-old man was arrested after it was alleged that several sight hounds had been used to pursue game on the land, contrary to section 30 of the Game Act 1831.

The incident, which happened in private land just off London Road, Hitchin on the afternoon of Monday, January 4 was investigated by Herts police's Rural Operational Support Team.

The man was released on bail and has been summoned to appear before Stevenage Magistrates' Court on Wednesday, May 5.

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