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moggy8295 | 21:22 Tue 18th Dec 2012 | Criminal
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i was stopped by the police on a public road my dog was on his lead n my light was off but connected to the battery. i was told i would be posted a summons for court n my light and battery taken as evidence, have they got a case

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In answer to your question, I think they probably will have a case.
22:58 Tue 18th Dec 2012
No because you don't need lights to be walking down the road
You're not the only one who is confused....

Were you on a bicycle at the time?
what the policeman took your light off you? How did he expect you to cycle home in the dark if he's taken the light off you, what a numpty. is this a genuine question?
Are you suspected of poaching?
This sounds like moggy was suspected of 'lamping' hares or rabbits and setting the dog after them.
Summonsed for what charge? Walking a dog without a light is not illegal as far as I am aware.
I think Shoota has the measure of it......

You'll have to wait and see what the Police say.

Were you lamping?
light and battery taken as evidence of what?
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It is possible to commit the offence of going equipped to poach depending on the circumstances of where you were found, what you were carrying, type of dog, any other relevant equipment etc.
It is impossible to give you an answer on the few facts you have given so far.
Where you dogging.I am joking
smacks owd's bottom
Sorry, but LOL @ owdhamer...
yes, what was the charge is the important question.
surely you have to go to a police station to be charged
Looking forward to smacked botty.
mmm owd, lovely
Hypothesising:
Perhaps moggy was found in the hours of darkness on a road adjacent to farmland with a dog of the lurcher/greyhound type, probably on a slip lead, carrying a 1,000 candle power lamp attached to a belt mounted 12v battery. Perhaps lights had been seen playing over the field which might be expected to hold rabbits or hares.
If he was not actually seen to be committing any actual offence by the officers they would be right to report him for summons and seize any relevant evidence.
After their report and any other corroborating evidence from third party witnesses had been considered a summons would be issued for any relevant offences disclosed.
This could include poaching or going equipped to poach.
He would only be taken to the Police station had he committed an arrestable offence or failed to co-operate with the Police ie refuse to give details which would ennable a summons to be served.
my OH goes shooting on some of the land around the village and he has a proper license for his rifle and the permission of the land owners. he never takes a dog though, his 2 dogs are bonkers
Meant to add:
In which case he won't know what offences he faces until the summons actually arrives although he should have been told something along the lines of: 'You will be reported for the question to be considered of prosecuting you for one or more of the offences of........'
Equally if the CPS considers the evidence too flimsy to stand a good chance of securing a conviction he may receive a letter of 'no further action.'

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