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Two people have been arrested after a protest at a giant apple tree in Stroud. Two men had been living in the tree in protest at a housing development. The tree has been cut down.
Ken Goodwin reports
Two people who've been living in a giant apple tree in Stroud for days in protest at a housing development have now been arrested and the tree has been cut down.
Two people have been arrested after a protest on housing development in Stroud.
Two men had been occupying an apple tree in a bid to attempt a badger set and save the tree
The tree was been chopped down this afternoon
Two people are occupying an apple tree in Stroud in protest at a housing development. They say they are prepared to stay there to protect a badger set and prevent the tree from being chopped down.
The developer of the site, who didn't want to appear on camera, says he has been careful to preserve wildlife habitat. But the protesters are preventing him from getting on with his job.
Ken Goodwin reports.
Protesters who are trying to stop a housing development in Stroud have set up camp in an old apple tree on the site.
They want to stop the building work on an old orchard on land off Belle Vue Road in the town.
Police are on site while discussions continue with the developer.