Two teenagers to be reported in relation to alleged hare coursing

Two teenage boys, aged 16 and 17, are to be reported to the Youth Justice Management Unit in relation to alleged hare coursing that is believed to have occurred in the Catterline area of Stonehaven on Wednesday 16 September.

Hare coursing is a bloodsport where dogs are used to chase, turn, and catch and kill hares and large amounts of money are gambled on the results. It is illegal in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Anyone with information regarding wildlife crime is encouraged to contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.