daily devotionals online logo Sunday, July 14, 2024 3:28 AM GMT+1
       Reset Password        Click here to sign up.
 
daily devotionals online
Home
       our daily bread
Our Daily Bread
       the good seed
The Good Seed
       the LORD is near
The LORD is near
       andrew wommack
Andrew Wommack
       billy graham
Billy Graham
 
christian topics
Christian
       general topics
General
       interesting topics
Interesting
 

U.K.'s Sycamore Gap tree, featured in "Robin Hood" movie, chopped down in "deliberate act of vandalism"
Posted by Temmy
Fri, September 29, 2023 5:50pm


U.K.'s Sycamore Gap tree, featured in Robin Hood movie, chopped down in deliberate act of vandalism
The Sycamore Gap tree at Hadrian's Wall, in Northumberland, England, was chopped down overnight on September 28, 2023. JEFF MITCHELL / GETTY IMAGES

Britain's iconic Sycamore Gap tree, set in a dip in the ancient Hadrian's Wall in an otherwise treeless landscape, was chopped down Thursday in what police have called "a deliberate act of vandalism." A 16-year-old male was arrested and authorities appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

The famous tree was hundreds of years old and was already a beloved local landmark when it featured in the 1991 movie "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves," with Kevin Costner climbing atop the ruins of the ancient Roman wall next to it to deliver a few lines.

In 2016, it was voted "English Tree of the Year."

The toppled tree was found laying over Hadrian's Wall on Thursday, with its bare stump showing the clean cut left by the vandal.

Local lawmaker Guy Opperman said it appeared the felling of the tree had been carried out by "someone very capable with a large chainsaw."

"A devastating day," Opperman said. "Everyone is just bereft."

"The tree is a world-renowned landmark and the events of today have caused significant shock, sadness and anger throughout the local community and beyond," the Northumbria Police said in a statement, vowing to bring anyone responsible to justice.

"I'm devastated that the famous Sycamore is gone. That tree was ours. It was an iconic North East landmark standing tall in our beautiful Northumberland," Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Kim McGuinness said Thursday. "I am incandescent that this looks like a deliberate act of vandalism."

Police say the 16-year-old, who was arrested later Thursday, was assisting officers with their inquiries. They said the investigation remained at an early stage and they were "keeping an open mind."

"We're appealing for anyone with information — no matter how small or insignificant you think it may be - to let us know. It could prove crucial to our enquiries," the police said.

The Sycamore Gap tree near Hadrian's Wall is seen in a file photo before it was cut down
The Sycamore Gap tree near Hadrian's Wall is seen in a file photo before it was cut down. ROY JAMES SHAKESPEARE/GETTY

A June 4, 2023 file photo shows visitors hiking past the Sycamore Gap tree along Hadrian's Wall near Hexham, Northumberland, northern England
A June 4, 2023 file photo shows visitors hiking past the Sycamore Gap tree along Hadrian's Wall near Hexham, Northumberland, northern England. OLI SCARFF/AFP/GETTY





 

More From Trending Chat Room Archives


Tennessee Governor
Tennessee Governor
Posted on Fri, June 11, 2021 2:56pm
Iowa and Tennessee GOP governors demand congressional hearing over migrant flights to their states



Republican Govs. Kim Reynolds of Iowa and Bill Lee of Tennessee on Thursday demanded a congressional hearing after they said migrants were being flown into their states...More
Hurricane Larry
Hurricane Larry
Posted on Sun, September 05, 2021 5:30pm
Fierce Hurricane Larry churning across the Atlantic, could be even stronger than Ida. East Coast could face 'life-threatening' surf.



Just days after Hurricane Ida left a staggering, multi-state trail of destruction, forecasters were keeping a wary eye Sunday on another...More



 



For enquiries, notifications and ad placement send mail to [email protected]
Copyright 2012 - 2024 All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy || Terms & Conditions