FOUR suspected poachers have been arrested by police in Sabden.
An off-duty officer spotted suspicious activity in a village field and four males were arrested shortly after.
The men aged 17, 21, 22, and 27 were being questioned by police earlier today.
Sgt John Lindsey issued a warning, saying: “We take a tough stance on rural crime and we will continue to work closely with the local community to reduce poaching and deter offenders.
“Poachers are often responsible for other crimes, such as thefts of farming machinery and criminal damage to property, so it is vital we stop them.
“We urge rural communities to support us in our fight against poaching. Any poaching activity, or suspicious behaviour, needs to be reported to police so that we can take action.
“By working together we can clamp down on poachers and protect our valuable game stocks.”
Police are urging anyone who sees anything suspicious or who has any information about rural crime to contact them on 0845 1 25 35 45 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.