A person arrested after the Sycamore Hole tree was minimize down has protested his innocence, claiming “he would get much less trouble if he had dedicated homicide”.
Former lumberjack Walter Renwick69, stated he has taken to carrying a blonde Rod Stewart wig to cover his identification attributable to anger over the much-loved Northumberland tree’s destruction final month.
As a tragic stump stands within the place of the previous glory of Hadrian Wall’s most majestic tree, thriller continues to shroud the case, and almost three weeks after the 27 September felling nobody has been charged.
Arrested two days after the tree was minimize down after which launched on bail, has advised The Sunday Occasions he was watching Netflix on the time.
When police requested him if he was liable for the Sycamore Hole vandalism, Mr Renwick stated he replied: “Did I ’eck.”
“Whoever has completed it will get 10 years for a tree,” he advised the newspaper. “Folks walked previous me and gave me these appears to be like, like I’m a chunk of s**t.
“If I’d have completed a homicide, I’d be getting much less trouble, you realize that?”
Describing himself as “probably the most boring particular person on this planet” he stated he didn’t know in regards to the tree being minimize down till his brother advised him what had occurred the night time after.
The tree, believed to have been one of the photographed within the nation, was a preferred hotspot for vacationers and walkers.
Thought to have been planted by Newcastle philanthropist and lawyer John Clayton within the second half of the nineteenth century, it gained worldwide recognition after that includes within the Kevin Costner movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
It has been excavated on two events – between 1908 and 1911 and once more between 1982 and 1987, when Roman stays linked to Hadrian’s Wall have been discovered.
There was an outpouring of emotion for the reason that landmark was felled, with many solutions on what could possibly be completed with the felled part, together with making benches from the wooden, a sculpture or souvenirs to promote.