A CAR driving without a number plate through fields and hedges is being searched for by police.

Officers are searching for a Mitsubishi Shogun Sport, driving through the rural land without a number plate, and at high speeds in the Totford, North Warnborough and RAF Odiham area.

The search is part of Operation Galileo, which is a national operation tackling hare coursing and poaching.

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Hare coursing, which sets two running dogs on a brown hare, competing to chase, catch and kill the hare, was made illegal in the 2004 Hunting Act.

Tougher measures were introduced in 2022 to tackle the crime, meaning those convicted could face an unlimited fine and up to six months in prison.