Police move in after Herefordshire river bulldozed and straightened


Witness describes damage to mile-long stretch of Lugg as egregious act of ‘ecological vandalism’

Police and environment agency staff have moved in to stop further damage being done to a protected river, after what one witness described as one of the most egregious acts of ecological vandalism in 25 years.

A mile-long stretch of the River Lugg outside Kingsland, near Leominster in Herefordshire, has been flattened by a bulldozer. Trees have been felled, the river straightened and the river bed damaged.

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