Police launch appeal after badger sett damaged in Stevenage

Vandals pushed breeze blocks and rubble into badger setts near Wychdell in Stevenage.

Vandals pushed breeze blocks and rubble into badger setts near Wychdell in Stevenage. - Credit: Archant

Breeze blocks and rubble have been used to damage a badgers’ sett in Stevenage.

The sett was ‘purposefully’ damaged near Wychdell, off Broadwater Crescent, on February 21 and reported to police officers five days later.

The entrances were blocked with breeze blocks and rubble, and one opening appears to have had a fire set alight outside of it.

Police are now appealing for information to find the culprits.

Investigating officer PC Simon Tibbett from the Rural Operational Support Team said: “Whoever is responsible for causing damage to this badger sett has taken considerable effort.


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“Blocking the sett in this manner will have prevented the badgers getting out to find food and would have caused them unnecessary suffering.

“We take any form of wildlife crime very seriously and I am appealing to anyone who frequents the area and has seen anyone acting suspiciously at the location for the past couple of months to please get in contact.”

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Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Tibbett on 101.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers, the independent charity, on 0800 555 111.

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