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Four arrests following reports of poaching near Upton Grey

Officers have arrested four men following reports of poaching near Upton Grey.

 

Police were called just after 9pm on Thursday 6 January to reports that a vehicle had been spotted acting suspiciously on Bidden Road.

 

Officers attended the scene and found catapults, ball bearings and head torches after conducting a search of the local area.

 

Officers also found a quantity of dried blood and what appeared to be pheasant feathers inside a vehicle.

 

Four men were arrested at the scene.

 

A 36-year-old man, from Carshalton, was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on land at night and taking/destroying game.

 

A 35-year-old man, from Mitcham, was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on land at night and taking/destroying game.

 

A 30-year-old man, from Hersham, was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on land at night and taking/destroying game.

 

An 18-year-old man, from Carshalton, was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on land at night and taking/destroying game.

 

They all remain in custody and our enquiries are ongoing.