BIRDS have been shot and new fences ripped out in a spate of vandalism around Royston canal.
John Clare, secretary of the Royston Canal club, said a lot of work by its members to improve the area was being undone by vandals.
Four coots have been found shot, and new fences have been ripped out and thrown into the canal.
John said: "Lifebelts are thrown in almost everyday, and although it seems petty, it could have serious consequences.
"Our club only has six members, and they all work to make the area safe and ready for the new season."