Uttlesford: Three stopped by rural officers on suspicion of trespassing in pursuit of game
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Officers from our Rural Engagement Team today, Saturday 15 October 2022, stopped three people in the Uttlesford District on suspicion of trespassing in pursuit of game.
All three were initially detained and searched under the Poaching Prevention Act 1862. Then two men, aged 39 and 25, from London, were interviewed on suspicion of having committed offences under section 30 of the Game Act 1831. Officers also seized their vehicle.
A 14-year-old boy with them will be interviewed at a later date when an appropriate adult is present.
The trio were stopped as they walked across crop fields, accompanied by four dogs.
Our investigation continues.
Our Rural Engagement Team
Our Rural Engagement Team was set up specifically to engage with our rural communities.
Officers investigate and help to prevent crimes which matter to you, such as theft of agricultural vehicles and technical equipment, hare coursing, fly-tipping and animal cruelty.
And they also liaise with partner agencies to take enforcement action against those who breach legislation and to tackle specific rural issues through proactive operations.