Fishy tale of £1,500 of carp taken from pond

SOME fishy business has been going on in Meldreth after one resident had £1,500 worth of fish stolen from her pond. The koi carp were taken from the pond of Vanessa Dennett, of Elin Way. She said: I m devastated. There were about 10 and they ve all gone.

SOME fishy business has been going on in Meldreth after one resident had £1,500 worth of fish stolen from her pond.

The koi carp were taken from the pond of Vanessa Dennett, of Elin Way.

She said: "I'm devastated. There were about 10 and they've all gone.

"I've got some goldfish in there as well and they've left those and just taken the carp, so they must have planned it in advance.


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"I'm shocked because Meldreth is usually such a quiet village."

The fish, which cost about £150 each, were originally bought for Mrs Dennett as a present.

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She said: "We used to have a problem with herons getting under the netting and taking the fish, so I had to have a new pond built at the side of the house to protect them.

"But there's no way a heron could have taken so many at once.

"It's a real shame because a lot of people used to stop and ask if they could have a look at the fish and feed them, particularly young children," she said.

Koi carp live for an average of 30-40 years, although the oldest recorded koi was more than 200 years old when it died.

"I'd had mine for years," said Mrs Dennett.

"It would be too expensive to get new ones now. I can't believe that someone's done this," she said.

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