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Tree protester gives himself up
beech tree
The protesters built platforms in the trees
An environment protester who was in an underground tunnel at the site of a housing scheme has given himself up and been arrested.

About 50 bailiffs moved onto the camp on Debdale Lane, Mansfield Woodhouse, Nottinghamshire on Monday morning.

The group had been camped out at the site for 15 months to try to save a 300-year-old beech tree from being felled to make way for a new road.

Police say a total of five demonstrators have been arrested.

The bailiffs, along with 70 police officers who were there to ensure safety, moved in at first light on Monday morning.

A report into the health of the trees has indicated they need to be felled and a judge has ruled they can be removed.

Developer Bellway Homes says the new project will include six hectares of open space with hundreds of trees.




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