Clwyd West Welsh Conservative candidate in this week’s Senedd elections, Darren Millar, has condemned those responsible for felling a tree that was home to an Osprey nest.
The Osprey nest platform at Brenig Lake on the border between Conwy and Denbighshire was damaged on Friday evening.
Darren, who has always been a strong supporter of wildlife protection, described the incident as “shocking” and is calling for anyone with any information to contact North Wales Police.
“It absolutely beggars belief that anyone could carry out such a cruel act.
“Ospreys are a rare and endangered bird, with as few as 200 breeding pairs in the UK.
“This was no accident, it was a deliberate act and the culprits need to be found.
“These birds are beautiful and extremely popular. They attract a great many visitors to Brenig Lake every year.
“The public outcry since this crime was committed demonstrates their popularity and it is absolutely vital that those responsible are found and brought to justice. I therefore urge anyone with any information to contact North Wales Police immediately.”