Police tackling poaching in Northumberland take action.

03 Oct 2016 16:12 PM

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Officers were called to the Rennington area of Alnwick, at 8.40am on Friday, September 30, following reports of suspected poachers in the area.

Police attended and made a check of nearby fields and found a vehicle parked up on the roadside.

Two men aged 26 and 27, who were in the area have been interviewed by officers and reported for poaching offences.

As part of their enquiries officers have seized a Suzuki Grand Vitara car and a lurcher dog, in order to prevent further offences.

Neighbourhood Inspector Liz Hall said: "We take all reports of poaching activity in our community very seriously. We work closely with local landowners, farmers and gamekeepers to tackle this issue.

"We urge anyone who may suspect people of poaching in rural areas, or anyone who may spot people acting suspiciously to contact police so we can investigate straight away.

"If anyone has concerns about poaching activity we would ask them to contact their local neighbourhood policing team on 101."

Extra targeted patrols will continue working with farmers and gamekeepers to tackle poaching issues.