50ft tree deliberately uprooted by vandals

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Police are investigating after a well-established ash tree was deliberately uprooted from the ground.

Northamptonshire Police are assisting in the investigation to find who deliberately uprooted a 50ft ash tree in the village of Passenham on the county border with Buckinghamshire, between Deanshanger and Stony Stratford.

Rob Riekie, landscape and operations director for The Parks Trust, Milton Keynes, said: “We became aware that a well-established ash tree, roughly 50ft high with a crown of about 45ft was deliberately uprooted some time between December 2015 and early January 2016 at on Trust-owned land at Old Stratford/Passenham.

“This is a criminal act and Northamptonshire Police has been notified.”

Anyone with information about this criminal damage should contact police on 101 or call The Parks Trust direct on 01908 233600.