‘VAN­DALS’ DRAIN CANAL

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The emp­ty­ing of sev­eral pounds in the Wolver­hamp­ton flight of 21 locks has been blamed on van­dals. A Canal & River Trust spokesman said the cause wasn’t known but was most likely van­dal­ism or a boat mis­tak­enly leav­ing pad­dle up – how­ever “given the time of year it’s more likely to be the for­mer”. There have been sim­i­lar prob­lems in the past on this flight: a 2013 at­tack (in which van­dals are be­lieved to have made their own key for anti-van­dal locks) caused flood­ing blamed for £80,000 worth of dam­age to a lock wall.

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