Tuesday 27 September 2016

Nine people arrested in connection with a garda investigation into illegal coursing

Published 28/10/2015 | 18:49

The people were arrested following a joint operation by An Garda Siochana and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
The people were arrested following a joint operation by An Garda Siochana and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Nine people have been arrested in connection with a garda investigation into illegal coursing at a number of locations in Tipperary.

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A number of "Lurcher” breed dogs have been seized along with equipment involved in this illegal activity.

The people were arrested following a joint operation by An Garda Siochana and the National Parks and Wildlife Service.

They were arrested and are currently detained under the Provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended for offences under the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 at Cahir, Thurles, Tipperary, Templemore and Clonmel Garda Stations. 

According to a garda spokesperson, “This operation targeted persons who illegally trespass on lands with Lurcher dogs and engage in offences contrary the Animal Health and Welfare Act 2013 and carries a penalty of up to five years imprisonment on indictment.”

Anyone with information on this or any other crime can contact Thurles Garda Station 0504-25100, their local Garda Station or Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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