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Poaching! Police want to know about it!

Police in Dorset are urging people to come forward with information about poaching.

Officers from the rural crime team say they need people to call about issues including sightings of suspicious vehicles, bolt-cropped padlocks, tyre tracks in fields and gates left open.

Report Poaching

PCSO Tom Balchin said: "We need to know what is happening, when, where and how."

"We also need people to report poaching, hare coursing, and illegal fishing to us at the time it’s happening via 999 or when the damage is discovered the next day by calling 101 or emailing 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk."

BDS is aware that under-reporting of poaching and other rural crime is a big problem and stresses it is important that anyone living in, working in or simply visiting the UK countryside reports all incidents.

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