Pond fish theft devastates villager
An Essex pensioner has been left distraught after her pond was emptied overnight of almost all its goldfish. The ‘Braintree & Witham Times’ reported that the 80-year-old resident of Silver End, who didn’t want to be named, first became suspicious when she noticed that the pond water level was unusually low.
When she went to check why, she found only a handful of the 100-plus fish remaining, and the filter blocked with sediment that she thinks was stirred up by the thieves as they netted the fish. Police have asked anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact them on 101.