Posted: Mon 4th May 2020

Police slam ‘illegal diggers’ who caused substantial damage to Denbighshire hillside to create bike track

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This article is old - Published: Monday, May 4th, 2020

Police have slammed “illegal diggers” who have taken advantage of the coronavirus pandemic by causing extensive damage to a hillside in Denbighshire.

Members from the rural crime team today attended Foel Fodiar near Henllan, where a bike track has been dug into the land at some stage over the last two weeks.

Officers said it was “incredible” that someone had exploited the crisis to harm the countryside.

Team manager Rob Taylor said: “When the country is pulling together to beat a pandemic, some see it as a time to ignore rules and destroy a habitat.

“We have recovered an amount of tools, which we will be analysing and we have a car reg number so someone can expect a visit soon

“The majority of our society are doing the right and responsible thing to protect others. We are continuing to investigate…from rural thefts, to wildlife offences and damage to habitats.

“Surely this is a time of care and recovery, not one of selfishness and destruction.”

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