Men fined for poaching

THREE men will pay a combined total of £630 after they admitted poaching in West Heslerton.

Craig Appleby, 37, Andrew Roe, 36, Chris Howe, 28, all of County Durham, entered land off Station Road without permission on October 23.

They all admitted they had been on the land with lurchers in pursuit of rabbits.

They were each fined £150, told to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and a contribution to costs of £45.