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River Usk: Outrage after 4×4 organisation ‘damage wildlife’

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Anglers claims a 4×4 vehicles were driven “back and forth” by bird nests

A organisation of people shop-worn wildlife and uneasy stable class after pushing 4×4 vehicles by a river, it has been claimed.

David Lewis pronounced he called Natural Resources Wales (NRW) when he saw a vehicles enter a River Usk in Monmouthshire, on Sunday.

Landowner Bev Baker pronounced he was not benefaction during a eventuality and will forestall it from function in a future.

NRW pronounced a officers were not compulsory to attend though is investigating.

Angling publisher Mr Lewis mostly fishes on a widen of a river, that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

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The landowner pronounced he was “gutted” to hear about what had happened

He pronounced sandpiper birds lapse to a area each May to nest on a tiny beach.

“Where are they going to nest now? The vehicles were pushing behind and onward over their nest site,” he said.

Mr Lewis pronounced anglers are also endangered since a shad – a stable class of fish – spawns in a stream during this time of year.


The BBC has schooled a organisation were holding partial in a regular, marshalled eventuality in woodland using alongside a river, though had no accede to enter a water.

“I was gutted to hear this, we have warned a bar that this can’t go on and we won’t let this occur again,” pronounced landowner Mr Baker.

Mr Lewis pronounced he reported a occurrence to NRW though was told no officers were accessible to attend.

Responding to Mr Lewis’ claims, NRW pronounced it is questioning a incident, adding it did not need “immediate attendance” since it did not trust any fish were killed and there was no pollution.

Gwent Police was sensitive of a incident.

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