Sharp drop in number of people trespassing in Cambridgeshire in hunt for game

CAMBRIDGESHIRE saw a dramatic drop this year in the number of people caught trespassing in search of game under the Hunting Act. Police figures show that in 2009 seven people were convicted of daytime trespassing in three incidents. That compares to 28 pe

CAMBRIDGESHIRE saw a dramatic drop this year in the number of people caught trespassing in search of game under the Hunting Act.

Police figures show that in 2009 seven people were convicted of daytime trespassing in three incidents.

That compares to 28 people being convicted following 12 incidents in 2008; and 12 people convicted following four incidents in 2007.

Three people were also found not guilty of trespassing in 2008.


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There were also no recorded cases of a group of five or more trespassing in search of game in 2009.

Last year, however, 15 people were convicted of daytime trespassing following 15 incidents with five people found not guilty.

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In 2007, 11 people were found guilty of daytime trespassing in a group of five, with four people acquitted. There were three incidents reported to police.

The figures were released by police following a request under the Freedom of Information Act.

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