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‘Mindless vandalism’ at Gresford beauty spot

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Feb 26th, 2018.

Local residents are up in arms at the act of mindless vandalism in their community woodland at a former quarry site in which a number of oak trees have been hacked down.

The damage is pictured above, where several trees have been ‘destroyed’.

A spokesperson for the Friends of Maes y Pant said: “We are sickened by this act of mindless vandalism. The area in question is known as the viewing platform to the rear of properties on Quarry Brow which overlook the quarry and beyond. On a clear day there are impressive views across North Wales to Liverpool.

“The former quarry site is well used by families and local residents are very upset by what has happened. The oak trees have taken a number of years to grow and have been kept there to enhance the safety of the walk and because they stabilise the old quarry face. We can only speculate as to why they have been destroyed.

North Wales Police have been notified, and if anybody has any information on what has happened to the trees they are encouraged to ring 101 cite reference number RC18021124.

If anyone has any comments or information about this then please make contact at via the Friends of Maes y Pant website: www.maes-y-pant.com

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