'No Eastern Europeans' fishing signs man escapes charges

Eddie Whitehead and the sign he put up at Dog Lane Fishery Eddie Whitehead has removed the signs

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Police have said the owner of a fishing lake will not be charged for putting up signs banning Eastern Europeans.

Eddie Whitehead, from Dog Lane Fishery in Napton-on-the-Hill, Warwickshire, said he believed people from Eastern Europe were taking fish to eat instead of returning them to the lake.

He put three signs up after restocking the carp lake at a cost of £10,000.

Police said they investigated complaints the sign was racist but Mr Whitehead will not be charged.

The 75-year-old said police officers visited the fishery and ordered him to remove the signs.

He said he was not a racist and the fishery had a strict catch-and-release policy.

New "Fishery Watch" signs, provided by Warwickshire Police, have now been installed, stating anyone caught stealing fish could face a maximum fine of £5,000.

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