Un­fair game? Dead pheas­ants found

Two men ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of poach­ing

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Alexan­der Ballinger alexan­der.ballinger@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

TWO men were taken to hos­pi­tal fol­low­ing the evac­u­a­tion of Bond Street tube sta­tion on Mon­day (Novem­ber 14).

One man was hit by a train on the Ju­bilee line plat­form at the un­der­ground sta­tion, and a se­cond man also treated fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent.

Bri­tish Trans­port Po­lice (BTP) said they were called at 10.26am.

Of­fi­cers at­tended the scene along with paramedics from the Lon­don Am­bu­lance Ser­vice (LAS) who rushed one man to hos­pi­tal.

A se­cond male was also taken to hos­pi­tal for treat­ment fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent, said BTP of­fi­cers.

Bond Street tube sta­tion was evac­u­ated and de­lays were ex­pe­ri­enced on the Ju­bilee line, in the af­ter­math of the in­ci­dent. MEN from Hilling­don and Hare­field have been ar­rested by po­lice in Hert­ford­shire on sus­pi­cion of poach­ing pheas­ants.

The pair were picked up by of­fi­cers on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 2 af­ter a mem­ber of the pub­lic re­ported peo­ple act­ing sus­pi­ciously near Hitchin – 35 miles from Uxbridge.

A ve­hi­cle parked near the scene was found con­tain­ing dead pheas­ants and was seized.

In­spec­tor Duncan Sales, from Hert­ford­shire Con­stab­u­lary, said: “We will not tol­er­ate poach­ing in North Herts and will deal ro­bustly with any­one com­mit­ting this crime.

“To help us fight against poach­ing we rely on re­ports from mem­bers of the pub­lic.

“There­fore I would en­cour­age any­one who wit­nesses peo­ple poach­ing or be­hav­ing sus­pi­ciously in the county’s ru­ral ar­eas to call us via the po­lice non-emer­gency num­ber 101.”

The 24-year-old man from Hilling­don and the 23-year-old man from Hare­field have been re­leased on bail to re­turn to Hat­field Po­lice Sta­tion on Thurs­day De­cem­ber 15.

GAMEBIRDS: A hen pheas­ant and her chicks Photo Getty Im­ages/ Mark Run­na­cles

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