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Police called out to dispute near Brighouse between poachers and bailiffs

A heated dispute between poachers and bailiffs at Brookfoot Ponds near Brighouse led to police being called out.

An eyewitness said: “Fishing poachers threatened Brighouse Angling Club’s bailiff, police called and other bailiffs.

“Police threatened to arrest one of the bailiffs. I have been blocked in for about an hour and a quarter.”

Brookfoot is a village which lies between Elland and Brighouse.

It contains Brookfoot lake which is owned by The Brighouse Angling Association.

It is a three-acre, mixed coarse fishery and there are other smaller ponds not far from the Calder Hebble Navigation and River Calder.

West Yorkshire Police said: “Police attended at Brookfoot pond on Thursday morning following separate calls regarding a public order incident and damage to fencing.

“Officers spoke with parties present, with two men agreeing to leave the area.”

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