Council drops £75 duck bill

COUNCIL officials have backed down after issuing a fine to a mother for feeding the ducks with her toddler son.

Vanessa Kelly, 26, was given a 75 fixed penalty notice after a warden saw her and her son throwing bread at a duck pond in Smethwick Hall Park in the West Midlands.

Ms Kelly, was told she was not in a "designated feeding area", but Sandwell Council yesterday dropped the fine and promised to improve the signage in the park.

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