British police have arrested a 16-year-old boy on suspicion of felling one among Britain’s most iconic timber at Whin Sill Hole on Hadrian’s Wall.
Referred to as the Sycamore Hole Tree, it has grown on the Roman frontier fortification for a whole bunch of years between Milecastle 39 and Crag Lough, about 1.9 miles west of Houseteads Roman Fort.
This part of the Roman wall is among the most visited by vacationers, the place the tree has been described because the “most photographed tree within the nation”.
The Nationwide Belief which manages the positioning stated: “We’re shocked and desperately saddened to be taught that the well-known Sycamore Hole tree at Hadrian’s Wall has been felled in a single day, in what seems to be an act of vandalism. We all know simply how a lot this iconic tree is beloved regionally, nationally and by everybody who has visited. We’re working with our companions to know what has occurred and what might be achieved.”
The tree was featured within the 1991 film, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, in addition to the music video for the tune, (All the pieces I Do) I Do It for You. In 2016, the tree received England’s Tree of the Yr competitors and got here seventh within the 2017 European Tree of the Yr.
Superintendent Kevin Waring, of Northumbria Police, stated: “It is a world-renowned landmark and the occasions of right now have brought on vital shock, unhappiness and anger all through the local people and past.
Northumbria Police suggested that they’ve launched a probe and arrested a 16-year-old boy who remained in custody this afternoon and was aiding officers with inquiries.
“Anybody discovered to have been chargeable for this harm – which we consider to be a deliberate act of vandalism – can count on to be handled swiftly and appropriately,” stated Northumbria Police.
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