Three teenagers from Irchester arrested for hare coursing

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Three teenage boys from Irchester have been arrested for hare coursing.

The 17-year-olds were apprehended in Petsoe End, Newport Pagnell, yesterday morning.

The boys, from Irchester, Northamptonshire, are still in police custody.

Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares using hounds. Once killed, the hare’s body is discarded.

The Hunting Act 2004 made hare coursing illegal and anyone convicted of the offence can be fined up to £5,000 by a Magistrates’ Court.