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Ipswich: Claims made that raw eggs could be the cause of death of father-of-13’s fish

PUBLISHED: 17:35 18 July 2014

Tim Fisk

Tim Fisk

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The deaths of 300 fish belonging to an Ipswich father-of-13 could have been caused by raw eggs being placed into the pond, it was claimed last night.

Tim Fisk, of Glamorgan Road, last week hit out at vandals he accused of deliberately poisoning the pets on July 1 in an attack because of controversy surrounding him and his family, who received a six-bedroom house.

It was initially believed a substance such as bleach was poured into the pond, but it is understood now that samples of water were taken which concluded the main content was raw egg.

It has also been claimed that this may have caused a ‘film to form on top of the water’ which then ‘cut off the supply of oxygen to the fish’.

Yesterday, a spokeswoman for Suffolk police said the force had been made aware of the claims but that they had not been confirmed and an investigation into the incident, which has been deemed an act of criminal damage, was ongoing.

The spokeswoman added: “Police are still looking into all the possibilities and are still investigating.”

The incident happened some time between 10pm on July 1 and 9am the following day.

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