RESIDENTS were shocked to see hundreds of fish floating in dirty water while on their evening stroll at a popular park, last week.

Savernake Park in Bracknell, which is home to over 200 carp and rudd fish, had to be removed by experts due to an issue over a lack of oxygen in the water.

Passersby who were enjoying the popular pond, discovered fish gulping for air on the surface of the water, which looked brown and cloudy.

Samira Butt, who saw the fish, said: "The pond is absolutely disgusting.

"Never seen anything like it and the poor fish probably can not see or even breathe in the water."

Bracknell Forest Council officials took to the residents concerns and a team attended the site on August 9 to remove 160 large carp, hundreds of small carp and four rudd.

A spokesman said: "Thank you to all of you who commented on the condition of the pond at Savernake Park, and voiced concerns over the welfare of the fish.

These fish are currently undergoing health checks, with the aim to release them in another location as soon as possible.

"We are still working with Thames Water on the issue as to what is causing the lack of oxygenation in the water, and this work is ongoing.

"The welfare of the fish is of utmost importance to us, and we will continue to monitor conditions to ensure they are up to standard."