Investigations following reports of illegal fox hunting


Leicestershire police officer’s are appealing for information as they continue to investigate two further separate reports of illegal hunting which have been made during the past week.


Police received a report at around 2pm on Saturday (8 January) in relation to an allegation of illegal hunting in the area of Main Street, Peatling Magna.


A report was also received at around 2pm yesterday (Tuesday) in relation to an allegation of illegal hunting in the area of Rempstone Road, Belton, Loughborough.


Both reports involved a fox being allegedly chased by hounds. The reports are not being linked by officers and are being treated as separate incidents.


Detective Inspector Charles Edwards said: “We have received these two separate reports and are carrying out full enquiries into both to establish the full circumstances. Our enquiries are including speaking with witnesses and analysing CCTV.


“As part of our ongoing investigations, we are appealing to anyone with any information in relation to either report who has not yet made contact with us to speak with us. Anyone with any CCTV, dashcam or phone footage in relation to the reports should also get in touch.”


Anyone with any information should contact police quoting reference 22*13886 in relation to the report in Peatling Magna and reference 22*19957 in relation to the report in Belton. You can report online at www.leics.police.uk or by calling 101.


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