Two men charged with felling plane trees

Two men in their 30s were charged on Tuesday in connection with last year’s felling of a 200-year-old Sycamore Gap tree in a depression along Hadrian’s Wall in northern England.

The mysterious felling of a beloved plane tree on a stormy September night sparks an outburst of sadness, anger and confusion at the senselessness of the act. Why would someone cut down one of Britain’s most iconic trees?

According to local Northumbria Police, two suspects, Daniel Graham (38) and Adam Carruthers (31) from Cumbria, UK, damaged Hadrian’s Wall and part of Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. was indicted for the crime. Hadrian’s Wall is located approximately 160 miles southeast of Edinburgh, near the border between England and Scotland, and was built by Roman troops after Emperor Hadrian’s visit to England in 122 AD.

“While we recognize the strength of feeling in local communities and further afield that logging has caused, we would like to urge people to avoid speculation, including online, that may impact on ongoing events. We would like to caution you,” said senior police officer, Chief Inspector Rebecca Fenny. said in a statement Tuesday.

The Crown Prosecution Service, the Crown Prosecution Service for England and Wales, said Mr Graham and Mr Carruthers were due to appear in court on May 15. It was not immediately clear which lawyers are representing the two men.

Police arrested Mr Graham and Mr Carruthers in October in connection with the tree felling and they were released on bail. Two other people, a 16-year-old boy and a farmer in his 60s, were also arrested following the incident, but police later announced that no further action would be taken against them.

Seven months after the tree was cut down, which was the setting for the 1991 film Robin Hood, police have not said whether they have determined a motive for the crime. The tree felling occurred in a sparsely populated area at least a 20-minute walk from the nearest car park, complicating the police investigation. The cut in the tree was clean and appeared to have been cut using a large, heavy-duty chainsaw.

According to the Royal Prosecution Service, when deciding whether to prosecute a criminal case, police in the UK consider whether there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of a conviction and whether a prosecution is in the public interest. He says he is considering whether or not it will come true. Arrests in the UK can only be made if police have “reasonable grounds” to suspect involvement in a crime.

For those grieving the loss of trees, conservation group the National Trust offered some hopeful news in March. It turns out that seeds and material collected after the Sycamore Gap trees were cut down have begun to sprout.

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