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Cockling arrests.

THREE men have been arrested for alleged illegal cockling on the River Dee.

The three, aged 20, 25 and 28, were apprehended by Environment Agency Wales officials yesterday.

Officers using night vision equipment spotted the men at 2am harvesting cockles at Greenfield, and kept them under surveillance.

North Wales Police were drafted in for support and the men were caught when they returned to shore. Agency officers seized a trailer and cockling equipment, as well as two large sacks containing about 100kg of cockles worth about pounds 200, which were put back into the estuary. The men, from the Warrington area, were interviewed at the scene and are due to appear in court at a later date.
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Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Aug 11, 2011
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