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11.07.12

Flighty concern

The inquiry into Network Rail’s alleged nest-damaging practises continues, despite BTP officers finding that all the correct procedures were being followed at Drayton Park.

The complaints originally rose from Islington residents who were concerned about their gardens being exposed to the railway lines.

But the residents have now dug their talons into the birds’ plight as a more effective strategy to attack what has been happening and try to get more consultation in the future.

But this supposed criminal disruption to birds has yet to be supported by evidence.

The idea that Network Rail, a company with the significant task of managing the country’s rail infrastructure network, would go out of its way to target birds, with no justifying reason for felling trees, is ludicrous.

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