Man who damaged Site of Special Scientific Interest in Ashridge to use as a bike track will help rectify the damage

The man was also issued with a community resolution

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 2:48 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 2:53 pm
Police

A man who was found to have caused damage to a site of Special Scientific Interest in Ashridge has agreed to help rectify the damage.

The 48-year-old man was issued with a community resolution after he was found to have caused damage to National Trust land in Ashridge. A Site of Special Scientific Interest is a formal conservation designation.

An investigation by Hertfordshire Police's Rural Operational Support Team discovered that National Trust land in Northchurch Common had been dug up and altered to use as a bike track.

As part of the community resolution, the man agreed to accompany a National Trust ranger to help rectify the damage.

A warning has also been issued by Natural England regarding future conduct.

Community resolutions can be issued by police for appropriate, low level offences, this can include offenders making an apology, an offer of compensation or agreeing to repair damage.