Police target poachers across the Isle

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A police crackdown on poachers took place in North Lincolnshire last week.

One arrest was made and a group of men with dogs were escorted back to South Yorkshire.

On the evening of January 17, police officers, PCSOs and Special Constables, with support from Roads Policing Officers, did stop checks across the county in a bid to trap poachers.

Police escorted five men with a number of dogs out of North Lincolnshire, because they were acting in a suspicious way.

One man was arrested by roads policing for being over the prescribed limit of alcohol, after being stopped as part of the poaching operation. The 31 year old man was charged with being OPL and failure to stop for a police officer. He was released on bail and will appear at North Lincolnshire Magistrates’ Court on February 12.

Members of the Country Watch were made aware of the operation and local farmers became involved in some instances.

This operation was also to show people who are thinking of committing poaching offences in North Lincolnshire that police are and will be pro active. Operations such as these are vital to famers and land owners to help combat rural crime.