Search

Illegal barbed wire fence in Stoke Newington must come down after cat injured

15:36 04 September 2013

Residents at Garnham Close are upset at their neigbour

Residents at Garnham Close are upset at their neigbour's barbed wire fence.

Archant

Fears have been raised by neighbours on an estate where a cat had its neck ripped open on illegal barbed wire fencing.

Hackney Homes has ordered the property owner who erected the wire to take it down, but too late for the cat belonging to a neighbour on the Stoke Newington estate.

Now residents on the Garnham Close estate are concerned that more cats could be seriously hurt.

Blood and hair

The 52-year-old resident who found the injured cat but wished to remain anonymous, said: “I have been here for over a year and this particular cat has been coming to my garden for a year.

“It was sleeping in my garden on Monday. I went to the back garden to feed it and it had a great big rip in its neck.

“There was blood and hair on the barbed wire. I was really shocked. The cat would not let me pick it up and ran away.

“I’ve spoken to the council and the police and they said it is illegal to have broken glass and wire on the fence.

“The council have sent her several letters to take it down and they have not done anything.

“Something really needs to be done. There’s a lot of people on this estate with cats. There’s also a lot of stray cats round here. How many more cats are going to get injured?“

The resident is unsure what has happened to the cat as it has not been seen since and she was unsure who it belonged to.

Another neighbour, Barbara Whitmarsh, 74, said: “This barbed fence wire fence has been up for months and the owner did not notify us she was putting it up.

“This cat ripped its neck on the fence because it does not understand how dangerous barbed wire is.

“It’s hurting animals and I’m worried it may hurt children. Balls go over the fence and they normally try to climb over the fence to get them.”

A council spokesman said the woman had until Monday to remove the fencing. She added: “Hackney Homes will remove it if hasn’t been taken down by then.”

0 comments

Latest Hackney News Stories

The man police want to speak with

Police have released the photo of a man they believe can help with their enquiries, after an iPhone was stolen from woman’s pocket at Dalston Kingsland station.

17:18
The IPPC are investigating the death of a teenage moped rider after a police chase on Upper Clapton Road

Investigators were today going door-to-door in Clapton to find out how a teenage boy on a moped lost his life after a police chase this week.

Firefighters tackling the fire in Arcola Street

Fire fighters put out a blaze at a Mangal restaurant in Arcola Street, Dalson, this morning.

12:58
Scene of the crash on the A107. Credit: @999London

Classmates of a teenager who died in a high-speed police chase today told of their “shock” at his death.

Junior Doctors from Homerton Hospital on strike and marching to Hackney Town Hall

Junior doctors at Homerton Hospital are on strike today, after talks with the government failed to reach a solution.

Yesterday, 18:43
Usman Tahir, who was sentenced to serve 12 years in jail. Credit: Met Police

A vile opportunist who tried to rape two vulnerable women late at night has been jailed for 12 years.

Yesterday, 17:57
Cyclists along Mare Street in Hackney

Campaigners say more must be done to keep Hackney ahead of the pack on cycling.

Yesterday, 17:50
Steppaz, the winners of Alter Ego 2016

Street crew Steppaz wowed the sell-out at the Hackney Empire on an “epic dance journey” before they were crowned winners of Alter Ego 2016.

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Sony Smart Ultra HD 55'' LED TV

Enjoy the ultimate entertainment experience in your living room with the Sony Smart Ultra 55’’ LED TV. Be the envy of all your friends with this huge TV- you can change your living room into your own cinema! Get the boys around to watch the football or get the girls around to watch the DVD of 50 Shades.. this is a prize that everyone would enjoy! Stand a chance to upgrade your current entertainment system by wining this fantastic prize.

Surface Pro 4

Technology is ever evolving. We are constantly being shown new technology that is innovative, revolutionary and designed to make life easier for us all. Gone are the days of dial up modems and computers so large you needed half a room to store it. We are in the age of smooth, small and sleek. Companies are all trying their best to create technology that is easy to transport and guaranteed to be user friendly.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hackney Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe