Pond fish killed by vandals

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Fish at an Essex garden centre have been killed after vandals poured petrol into their pond.

Matt Sands, the manager of Greenhouse Water Gardens in Collier Row near Romford discovered the pond's surface covered in an oily film and around 30 fish dead when he came into work on Monday morning (June 13).

The surviving fish were immediately removed to other quarters but sadly died later.

The fish were donated to the centre with the profits from their sale going to the nearby St Francis Hospice.

Work is now being carried out to clean the pond to make it safe for fish once more.

Police are looking into the incident and anyone with information should call Romford police station, tel. 0300 123 12 12.

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