Possible Hare Coursing Near Turriff

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Police Scotland are asking residents and farmers around Turriff to be vigilant after reports of suspicious activity, believed linked to hare coursing was reported.

Residents in rural areas near Turriff are being asked to remain vigilant following reports of a light blue Land Rover type vehicle seen acting suspiciously. The occupants had a whippet type dog in the rear of the vehicle and were seen scanning the area using binoculars.

Hare coursing is the deliberate hunting of hares with dogs. This cruel and illegal activity has been banned in Scotland since 2002. Hare coursing is a criminal offence and permission of the landowner is irrelevant. Police Scotland urge those who live and work in our countryside to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

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Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote incident number PS-20210726-3466.

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