SPECIAL Constables and members of the Teignmouth and Dawlish Rural Neighbourhood Team took part in a successful operation against poaching known as ‘OP Half Moon’.

The evening operation , which took place, last Friday, was aimed at detecting and preventing rural crime.

According to the Teignmouth and Dawlish Police Facebook page the operation resulted in a man being detained and searched under Section 8 of the Hunting Act 2004.

The man is well-known to police and has been issued a Community Protection Notice.

The suspect also had two hunting-style dogs of which were checked in relation to Animal Welfare Act offences.