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Protestors hit out at Sheffield council's pre-dawn tree felling

Campaigners trying to stop the controversial tree felling programme in Sheffield have accused contractors of going in under cover of darkness to carry out work in the early hours today.

Protestors angry at pre-dawn tree felling

It happened at Abbeydale Park Rise and also at Chatsworth Road where contractors later carried out tree cutting.

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One protestor defied an injunction - and he was hemmed in by temporary barricades as the work went ahead above him.

Richard Butcher Campaigner