KIND-HEARTED villagers saved hundreds of prime coarse fish after a prime fishing pond was hit by a horrific silage pollution.

Members of the public rushed to save stricken carp and other coarse fish at Madeley Pool near Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire – by housing them in their bathtubs and paddling pools.

Dozens of villagers battled to save fish after 5,000 were discovered dead in toxic waters.

Kind-hearted volunteers – including children armed with nets – worked tirelessly with firefighters to try to save hundreds of the other fish.

Buckets, paddling pools and even a baby bath were brought in to store the rescued fish, including roach, perch, bream and tench, while residents spent the rest of the day trying to oxygenate the water.

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