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CRUEL ATTACKS: Pigeons killed after being catapulted with stones in St Albans

 Published on: 4th December 2020   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

In a series of cruel and unjustified attacks using a ‘catapult’, pigeons and other wildlife found along the Alban Way have been killed.

The Alban Way which runs between St Albans and Hatfield has become a popular destination for residents over lockdown but recently many have been heartbroken to find dead animals near the footpath.

Mike Izzard, local postie known as Nast Hyde Hall Mike for his work in restoring Nast Hyde Hall station, spoke to StAlbansNews about these cruel attacks.

He said: “Dead pigeons and squirrels have been found not just by me, but by people along the full stretch of the Alban Way. 

“I saw a post on Facebook where someone near the St Albans end had found seven dead pigeons.

“The Alban Way is so very popular these days, especially during lockdown and it’s upset a lot of people.”

Mike added that the station he worked to restore was also damaged in the recent spout of attacks.

He said: “The station clock was smashed and also the signal post with the coloured lens in was broken.

“They use stones as big as the end of your thumb and a couple which were lodged in the clock hit it so hard it actually knocked the battery out of it.”

Herts Police have been contacted for comment.

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