Deer Park Wood in Witney, Oxfordshire damaged by tree vandals

Vandals have damaged a new wooded area that was being developed in Oxfordshire.

Stakes and protective sleeves were ripped from over 70 saplings to start a fire in Deer Park Wood in West Witney.

Juliet Curry, from the Witney Woodland Volunteers, said: "It's devastating to see all our efforts being undone by such wanton vandalism".

Children from nearby schools and scout groups planted 400 saplings on the site in Winter 2011.

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