Phantom fence cutter is costing villagers as Manea otter fence is repeatedly vandalised
A parish council has been forced to include a £2,000 contingency fund in its upcoming budget to repair an otter fence that is constantly being vandalised.
There is also a substantial reward on offer for information that leads to the prosecution of the perpetrator with the parish council threatening to take private action against Manea's phantom fence cutter if the police don't act.
The fence, which was constructed around Manea Pit, caused a rift between some villagers and members of a carp syndicate that fish the pit and also led to the resignation of one parish councillor.
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