Thursday, February 02, 2006

Vandals tear down trees at Rosslyn Chapel

VANDALS have gone on the rampage at Rosslyn Chapel, ripping down trees and causing £1000 worth of damage. Eight 12ft-high saplings planted only a week ago were snapped in half last night and laid across the lane that leads to the chapel 50 yards away. When staff locked up last night, at around 5.30pm, the trees were undamaged. Superintendent Finlay Borthwick of Lothian and Borders Police said: "I have been down to examine the site this morning and I am absolutely disgusted at the damage caused. This wanton disregard for the area and the work that has been done to improve the scenery of an area that attracts worldwide attention is staggering. [More]


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