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Farmers Angry At Thoughtless Walkers

Police in Warwickshire have been inundated with calls from angry farmers complaining about walkers breaching the ban on using footpaths in the county.

All public rights of way and bridlepaths have been closed by emergency rules brought in to stop the spread of foot and mouth disease.

Farmers and livestock owners have been ringing police all weekend concerned and angry that some people are ignoring these regulations.

Police urged people to pay attention to notices banning people from using the paths, and warned them that trading standards officers could bring prosecutions against anyone found breaking the order.

A spokeswoman warned:

“Police will pass on details of anyone who does breach these regulations.”

People who are caught risk a fine of up to £5,000 if convicted.
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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / 5 Mar 01
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