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Essex Police renews appeal after hare coursers strike next to M11

A renewed appeal for information about hare coursing on land close to the M11 has been made by Essex Police.

Officers want dashcam footage of an incident on the motorway between Junction 8 at Bishop's Stortford and Junction 9 at Duxford.

A brown Jeep Cherokee was seen driving down the hard shoulder and up the embankment on the northbound stretch sometime between 12.10pm and 12.20pm on Thursday, February 27.

Hare coursing
Hare coursing

The Jeep then drove into a fence twice before knocking it down and entering a field.

The occupants of the Jeep were reported to be involved in hare coursing in the same field at about 12.30pm and caused damage to the land.

Police were then called at about 2.15pm with reports a group of men with dogs were attempting to cross the motorway.

A spokesman said: "We are continuing to carry out enquiries and are keen to hear from drivers who witnessed any of these incidents. We would also like to speak to anyone who was driving along the M11 between Bishop's Stortford and Newmarket between 12pm and 2.15pm on Thursday, February 27, and has dashcam footage.

Contact PC Michael Blaser in the rural engagement team on 101 or via Michael.Blaser@essex.police.uk, quoting reference 42/32070/20.

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