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Fish found dead in River Witham following pollution incident in Bardney

The following statement has been today released by the Environment Agency:

We have a team of environmental experts on site, working hard to identify the cause of this incident.  Our focus is on ensuring we understand the reason behind the deaths and ensuring it has stopped.  At this stage, we believe the deaths are the result of pollution entering the watercourse, and not cold weather or salt from road gritting.  If anyone spots signs of pollution or fish in distress, they can contact our Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60.