Thousands of pounds of crops damaged after hare coursing incidents

PUBLISHED: 12:10 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 12:10 20 February 2017

Seven incidents of hare coursing took place in and around Saffron Walden last week

Seven incidents of hare coursing took place in and around Saffron Walden last week

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Thousands of pounds worth of crops have been damaged after seven illegal hare coursing incidents in and around Saffron Walden over the last week.

Three incidents took place in Wendens Lofts, with damage caused to fields after vehicles drove across land. The first incident took place between February 10 and February 11, with another incident also on February 11.

The third incident took place at Bilden End, Wendens Loft, at 1.35pm on February 14, when a red Suzuki 4x4 was seen driving across fields.

Around £250 worth of damage was caused to crops after another incident at Thaxted Road, Wimbish, on February 11, and damage was also caused to private land on Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, between February 9 and February 13.

A red Suzuki was also seen during an incident at Wicken Road, Clavering, at 8.49am on February 12, with damage to crops valued at £2,000.

Crops at Littlebury Green Road, Littlebury, valued at £1,000 were also damaged after a blue Toyota Rav 4 was seen driving across two fields between 11.30am and 12.10pm on February 17.

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