British police are investigating an iconic tree in northern England that fell overnight from Wednesday to Thursday. It appears that the tree was cut intentionally. A sixteen-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the incident.
It is still unclear whether the boy cut down the tree or not.
The sycamore tree is famous, among other things, because it was featured in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Therefore, the famous tree was also called the Robin Hood Tree.
It is about a plane tree that stood alone between two hills. The tree stood next to Hadrian’s Wall, which was built in the second century AD during the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. The tree is approximately 200 years old, according to the National Trust, a British organization that preserves historical and natural sites.
“I was shocked by the disappearance of the famous plane tree,” the police commissioner said. “I’m angry because this looks like vandalism. That tree was ours. It’s a landmark in the Northeast.”
Britons reacted with shock to the news on social media. The plane tree was chosen as English Tree of the Year 2016. Some passersby had a habit of leaving decorative stones near the tree.
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