It's a tradition which dates back hundreds of years - school children and church leaders turned out in Glastonbury for the annual cutting of the Holy Thorn. A sprig from the tree- which flowers twice a year- is sent to the Queen. It plays an important part in Royal festivities.
A replacement sapling for the vandalised Holy Thorn in Glastonbury has itself been vandalised. The new tree was planted on Palm Sunday and surrounded by a metal cage, but it proved ineffective.
People who visited the site today (Tues) were dismayed by what they found.