Vandals poison trees causing £25,000 damage

The Westmorland Gazette: Vandals poison trees causing £25,000 damage Vandals poison trees causing £25,000 damage

VANDALS have caused thousands of pounds of damage by drilling into tree roots and pouring poison into the holes.

Police are appealing for information following the incident on Yewbarrow Road, Ulverston, which they say happened between July 1 and July 15 - causing £25,000 worth of damage.

"This is a shocking act of criminal damage, these trees will die in time due to the poison in the roots," said PC Roy Williams, of the Ulverston & Lakes Neighbourhood Policing Team.

"We appeal for anyone with any information get in touch so we can make further enquiries and detect who is responsible for this crime."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Williams.

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4:15pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Ken.Moor says...

Wow, that's some non-traditional vandalism there, clearly it must have been someone with an interest in getting rid of those trees, for whatever reason.
Wow, that's some non-traditional vandalism there, clearly it must have been someone with an interest in getting rid of those trees, for whatever reason. Ken.Moor
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5:00pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Little Lee says...

So! we probably have vandals with a bit of knowledge, rather than
mindless morons for a change. Tho' this is pretty sad.
So! we probably have vandals with a bit of knowledge, rather than mindless morons for a change. Tho' this is pretty sad. Little Lee
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