Tree vandals put children’s lives at risk

CHILDREN at a primary school were said to be left in danger after vandals sawed through the trunk of a 40ft high oak tree at the edge of their playground. Yaxley Parish Council was forced to have the 50-year-old tree felled after vandals cut half way thr

CHILDREN at a primary school were said to be left in danger after vandals sawed through the trunk of a 40ft high oak tree at the edge of their playground.

Yaxley Parish Council was forced to have the 50-year-old tree felled after vandals cut half way through the trunk, leaving it in danger of toppling on to Yaxley Infant School in Main Street.

Pc Sue Walker, who is investigating the incident, said: "Had this tree fallen on to the school or car park the consequences could have been tragic.

"It's clear someone meant to cause significant damage to the tree as the trunk was sawed all the way round.


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"I can't imagine why anyone would want to cause such damage, but I am sure that someone must have seen the damage being caused."

The incident is believed to have happened between Friday, May 19 and Monday, May 22.

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INFORMATION: Anyone with information should contact Pc Walker on 0845 4564564.

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