A tree at the Sycamore Gap that featured in Kevin Costner epic Robin Hood Prince of Thieves has been cut down illegally.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: “We can confirm an investigation has been launched following damage to the Sycamore Gap Tree in Northumberland. Enquiries are ongoing to establish whether any criminal offences have been committed.”
Sycamore Gap Robin Hood
There is fury from many many people.
There’s some absolutely weird people in this country. Honestly, psychopath level. The Sycamore tree at Sycamore Gap along Hadrian’s wall. Cut down for no other reason than pure spitefulness, and to get a reaction.
Mayor Jamie Driscoll messaged: “I can’t express how angry I am at the vandalism of the tree at #SycamoreGap. People have had their ashes scattered there. People have proposed there. I’ve picnicked there with my wife and kids. It’s part of our collective soul. We must bring whoever did this to justice.”
Another wrote: “Absolutely devastated. Sycamore gap was one of my favourite places and an iconic view. Questions need to be asked! I will always have this image though.”
Anna Charlton, who runs a tourist business within Northumberland National Park said: “I’m weeping. This isn’t just vandalism, it’s an attack on nature.”
“It’s a terrible, terrible day for the North East. I’m devastated.”
Here is the tree in the film.
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