man in his 60s arrested in reference to the felling of a world-famous tree close to Hadrian’s Wall has been bailed.
The Sycamore Hole tree in Northumberland, believed to have been about 300 years previous, wascut down in a single day between Wednesday and Thursday.
Detectives have known as the incident a “deliberate act of vandalism” and the investigation is ongoing.
On Monday, a Northumbria Police spokesperson stated “A male in his 60s was arrested in reference to the incident.
“He has since been launched on police bail, pending additional enquiries.”
A 16-year-old boy arrested on suspicion of legal injury on Thursday in reference to the incident has additionally been bailed, the drive beforehand confirmed.
The sycamore, which stood in a dramatic dip close to Hadrian’s Wall, was sorted by Northumberland Nationwide Park Authority and the Nationwide Belief.
It was among the many UK’s most photographed bushes and was made well-known in a scene in Kevin Costner’s 1991 movie Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves.
Specialists have stated new shoots are anticipated to develop from the tree however it is going to by no means be the identical once more.