Killing Waterfowl – “Unable to identify the offenders.”

Recently I informed our community about a small group who were on the Wyrley & Essington Canal near Devil’s Elbow Bridge and were killing waterfowls with catapults. The latest situation is that the Police have been IMG_1222, however they are still very keen to receive any intelligence that our community may jave with regards to this particular incident.

There is a positive and that is the Police are mounting extensive high vis patrols.

Clearly all of us in our community hope this particular incident was an isolated one. I am encouraged by the fact that the Police have confirmed to me that they “are maintaining our patrols in the hope we can catch the persons responsible.”

I also raised this matter in a ‘face to face’ with the police when I attended the recent Wednesfield PACT meeting over this weekend. Please Wednesfield, do your best and inform the Police via 101 if you have any information or you see something suspicious taking place along this canal.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more