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Police appeal after attack on badger sett

Police are appealing to the public for information after the entrance of a badger sett was set on fire on the Isle of Wight. It happened at St Boniface Down and reported to police on March 31. It appears that petrol was poured into the sett.

Sergeant Richard Stapleton who is investigating said: “We’d like to hear from you if you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area over the past few days."

A red plastic petrol container was left behind at the scene. The person responsible may have suffered injuries.

Hundreds protest against the culling of badgers

Up to 400 people gathered at Hastings Pier today, to demonstrate against the culling of badgers.

It is part of a growing protest against the destruction of badgers to stop TB spreading from badgers to cattle.

People at Hastings Pier, protesting against the culling of badgers Credit: Dominic Dyer

Families with children, local people and businesses as well as people from afar supported the protest.

A march in Brighton a few weeks ago attracted around 1000 people.

Two people dressed up as badgers to protest against the culling of the animals Credit: Dominic Dyer

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