South Yorkshire Police ‘thrown under the bus’ over tree-felling dawn raid in Sheffield

South Yorkshire Police felt the force was “thrown under the bus” after being blamed for the timing of a controversial pre-dawn tree-felling operation in Sheffield that resulted in the arrest of three people.

Partially-redacted emails relating to ‘Operation Testate’ released under Freedom of Information laws by South Yorkshire Police show the force was angered by Sheffield Council’s response to the heavy public criticism of the operation on Rustlings Road in November.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/south-yorkshire-police-thrown-under-the-bus-over-tree-felling-dawn-raid-in-sheffield-1-8614918

Rare tree voted second best in England to be felled

A rare tree in Sheffield which is home to a threatened butterfly species will be felled despite experts advising it could be saved.

A wildlife charity has criticised the ‘disappointing’ decision to remove the 120-year-old Huntingdon Elm on Chelsea Road, in Nether Edge.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/our-towns-and-cities/sheffield/rare-tree-voted-second-best-in-england-to-be-felled-1-8621549

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