Three men charged in connection with alleged hare-coursing in Elgin

Elgin Sheriff Court

Three men have been charged in connection with alleged hare-coursing in the North-east.

Police Scotland say men aged 16, 20 and 35 have been charged in connection with hare-coursing in the Elgin area.

It comes after concerns were raised in relation to an alleged incident at Wester Calcots area on Wednesday, June 16.

A silver Vauxhall Astra has also been seized as a result of the investigation.

PC Brian Donaldson of the Divisional Alcohol Violence Reduction Unit (DAVRU), who led the inquiry, said: “Thank you to the members of the public who provided information in connection with this particular investigation.”

He added: “I would urge any members of the public who have concerns about hare-coursing, or any related criminal behaviour, to please contact police. We have the power to arrest and charge offenders and seize vehicles and dogs involved in illegal hare-coursing and would ask for support and information from local communities to help us utilise these powers.

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