Tears and anger over felling of Sycamore tree – will it grow again?
A 16-year-old boy arrested in connection with the felling of one of the UK’s most well-known trees.
The landmark at Sycamore Gap, beside Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, was cut down overnight.
Northumberland National Park Authority officials believe the tree, known as Robin Hood’s Tree, “deliberately felled”.
Northumbria Police said the teenager had been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage.
Supt Kevin Waring described the tree as “a world-renowned landmark” and said its loss had “caused significant shock, sadness and anger throughout the local community and beyond”.
The National Trust “shocked and saddened” by the loss of the sycamore, which it declared “an important and iconic feature in the landscape for nearly 200 years”.
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