SOUTH Lakeland MP Tim Farron has sent a request to Ed Davey, the Secretary of State, to intervene in the proposed blanket cull of roe deer trapped in the new security fence at Sellafield.

Marianne Birkby, of Radiation Free Lakeland, described the proposed cull as ‘outrageous and beyond nasty.’ “If this was carried out by anyone else it would be classed as criminal activity punishable by fine and or prison,” said Mr Birkby.