FOUR coots have been found shot and new fences have been ripped out and thrown into a canal by vandals in Royston.

John Clare, secretary of the Royston Canal Club, said a lot of work by its members to improve the area was being undone by vandals.

"The people doing it are not really young kids either, they're teenagers," he said. "They should know better.

"Our club only has six members, and they all work to make the area safe and ready for the new season. I would like to ask members of the public to report any incidents down by the canal to the police and also to the canal club."