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Thousands of fish found dead in Weymouth lakes

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Thousands of fish found dead in Weymouth lakes

Dorset

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Dorset Police

Thousands of fish have been found dead in a fishing lake in Weymouth.

The fish were found dead at Harbour Bridge Lakes between Chickerell and Nottington.

A local angling group has informed members not to fish at the lakes, due to "suspected deliberate chemical poisoning".

Police are investigating the incident, and samples have been taken by the Environment Agency and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS).

Fishery owner Jim Roper discovered the dead fish on Friday April 8.

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