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Police in north of England say teenager arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage
A 16-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage in connection with the felling of the famous Sycamore Gap tree in the north of England, police have said.
Officers arrested the teenager amid an outpouring of sadness over the destruction of the landmark, which had been a feature of the site at Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland for hundreds of years.
The boy is in custody and assisting officers with their inquiries, Northumbria police said.
The tree, believed to have been about 300 years old, was made famous when it appeared in the 1991 film Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, starring Kevin Costner.
Northumbria police said they believed the damage caused to the tree had been a deliberate act of vandalism.