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Culprits warned of the consequences of starting fires
5th June 2015
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In the past few months a number of fires have been started over Hednesford Hills, this is causing long-term damage to the environment and not only putting wildlife at risk but also human lives.

 

Foamex posters will be displayed in key locations around Hednesford Hills where the fires have taken place, the posters show hard hitting images of animals and birds which were burnt in the recent fires to show the culprits the damage they have caused.

 

Councillor Christine Mitchell, Portfolio Leader for Culture and Sport said “It is awful to see the photographs of the wildlife that have been killed in the fires.  I hope this campaign goes some way to stop this mindless activity and that the people starting these fires deliberately will think twice when they see these images.

 

They need to remember that it is a criminal offence and those caught could be prosecuted. We also need to remember that whilst Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are putting out the fires on Hednesford Hills they are not available to attend domestic fires or road accidents.”

 

We would encourage residents to report any suspicious activity taking place on Hednesford Hills or elsewhere in the District by contacting Staffordshire Police on 101and if you see a fire call Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service on 999.

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