ENGLISH DIG IN FOR WORM WAR.Marauding ma·raud
v. ma·raud·ed, ma·raud·ing, ma·rauds
To rove and raid in search of plunder.
To raid or pillage for spoils. English gangs are invading Scots beaches ... to steal our WORMS!
The border raiders are digging up the wrigglies with giant garden rotovators - and selling them for bait at pounds 1 EACH.
The 30-strong gangs are scaring off young Scots anglers who take their buckets and spades on to the beaches to search for bait.
Now officials are investigating a number of "incidents" on the beaches in East Lothian.
The gangs are coming into Scotland from the Newcastle area and targeting beaches in the Prestonpans and Port Seton areas.
George Strachan, of the Cockenzie and Port Seton Cockenzie and Port Seton is a unified town in East Lothian, Scotland, situated on the coast of the Firth of Forth, four miles north east of Musselburgh. The burgh of Cockenzie was created in 1591 by James VI of Scotland. British Legion Sea Angling Club, said:
"This is a great concern as our local anglers are being threatened and some are afraid to go on the beaches."
He said the gangs were coming north because they had been banned from digging up beaches in the north east of England The East of England is one of the nine official regions of England. It was created in 1994 and was adopted for statistics from 1999. It includes the ceremonial counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. .
He stormed: "They are arriving in cars, vans and mini-buses and sleeping in their vehicles in order to dig up to three times a day, depending on the tides.
"Our youngsters have been forced to buy bait from shops which makes it very expensive.
"These people are well organised and are grading the worms for selling purposes.
"We know that these worms are being sold for up to pounds 1 each at some competitions.
"It has come to the stage where they are now raping our beaches in order to sell bait commercially.
"The diggers Diggers, members of a small English religio-economic movement (fl. 1649–50), so called because they attempted to dig (i.e., cultivate) the wastelands. They were an offshoot of the more important group of Puritan extremists known as the Levelers. are often moving in at night and are not always seen."
East Lothian Council officials are now set to meet Scottish Natural Heritage For the inorganic ion -SnH, see Organotin
Scottish Natural Heritage (Scottish Gaelic Dualchas Nàdair na h-Alba) is a Scottish public body. It is responsible for Scotland's natural heritage, especially its natural, genetic and scenic diversity. chiefs to discuss the problem.
A council spokeswoman said: "I think there is a very strong possibility of new bylaws The rules and regulations enacted by an association or a corporation to provide a framework for its operation and management.
Bylaws may specify the qualifications, rights, and liabilities of membership, and the powers, duties, and grounds for the dissolution of an being introduced to cover the entire East Lothian coastline."