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Vandals destroy 1,000 Christmas trees in Dunnington

Damaged Christmas tree at Dunnington
Image caption The owners of the Christmas tree farm at Dunnington were left "devastated" by the damage

Vandals have destroyed more than 1,000 Christmas trees being grown for sale near York.

The trees, which have been in the field in Dunnington for seven years, were systematically attacked, causing £20,000 of damage, police said.

North Yorkshire Police said the owners of Market Garden on Eastfield Lane were "devastated" by the "cruel and malicious act".

The incident happened between 11:00 GMT on Tuesday and 10:00 on Friday.

Image copyright North Yorkshire Police
Image caption More than 1,000 Christmas trees at Dunnington have been destroyed

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