Bird hide destroyed by arson

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A bird hide at Walton Lake has been gutted in a suspected arson attack on Thursday.

It was found on fire by Parks Trust Community Rangers around 6pm. They were inspecting the site after reports of graffiti and vandalism to the fence.

Martin Kincaid, biodiversity officer at The Parks Trust, said: “Walton Lake is one of the richest spots in Milton Keynes to enjoy wildlife and over the years our volunteers and contractors have worked really hard to preserve this precious habitat.

“It’s very upsetting for us all as this is the second bird hide that has been destroyed at this location.”

Anyone with information on the fire can call Thames Valley Police on 101 with reference number DF4242921/13.