POACHERS beware – the police are watching you.
Deer poaching, hare coursing, badger baiting and fish poaching will form part of their work over the summer.
West Yorkshire Police are reminding people that the activities are illegal.
They’ve prioritised areas of great concern to the Force’s Wildlife Officers, and those involved will be targeted over the next few months.
Specialist methods and equipment will be used to track poachers.
Wildlife Officer Inspector Terry Murgatroyd said: “Poachers can be charged with many offences including criminal damage and theft and will face arrest and conviction and the seizure of any vehicles, equipment and dogs used in the crimes.
“Poachers can also face disqualification from driving if they are using their vehicles for crime.”
They’re also calling for people to shop poachers.
The telephone number to ring is 0845 60 60 606.