DOZENS of Kidlington residents held a vigil to protest against the demolition of a badger sett.

The sett was removed by developers Pye Homes from a site at Webbs Way on Friday, December 12, despite a campaign and petition to save it.

On Saturday residents tied black and white ribbons to the fence around the site to pay tribute to the badgers.

Kidlington resident Louise Crone, 48, and her 11-year-old son Ben attended.

Ben said: “I took great joy in feeding badgers when I used to live in Kent — they are part of our environment.”

Ms Crone said: “Tying the ribbons on was a lovely thing to do so when the developers come they will see them.”

The sett was demolished to allow Pye Homes to build homes.

Badgers were removed before the sett was destroyed.

No-one from Pye Homes was available for comment.

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