A man has been given a warning for hare coursing in Felsted.

Officers from The Rural Engagement Team were on patrol on November 12 when they saw suspected hare coursing in land off Dunmow Road.

Hare coursing is the pursuit of hares with greyhounds and other sighthounds, which chase the hare by sight, not by scent.

The activity is illegal and cruel, but also damages crops, resulting in financial loss for farmers.

The man was issued with a community protection warning.

Essex Police said: "We work closely with our rural and farming communities and partner agencies to combat this issue.

"If you have information about hare coursing, please tell us so we can take action."

To report an incident call 101 of contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.