Two men have been accused in connection with hare coursing in the Maidenhead area.

The charges are in relation to an incident that occurred in Howe Lane, Paley Street in Maidenhead on Thursday, November 30.

Coursing is described as the sport of hunting game animals such as hares with greyhounds using sight rather than scent.

Tommy Cole, 19, of The Paddock, Lyne Road, Surrey, and Danny Mitchell, aged 21, of Hazelwood Lane, Binfield are due to appear in Slough Magistrates Court on January 2.

They have been charged for being equipped for searching for or pursuing hares with dogs. 

The sport has been illegal since 2004 and in 2022 the government set out tougher measures to police and sentence criminals continuing to practise the sport.