Seven people arrested in Sheffield over controversial tree felling row

Contractors at Chippinghouse Road in Netheredge Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Seven people have been arrested in Sheffield trying to save trees from being cut down.

South Yorkshire Police were called to Chippinghouse Road in Netheredge at around 9.30am this morning (Monday February 6) as the stand-off developed with contractors.

South Yorkshire police were called at 9.30am Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Green Party councillor Alison Teal, who represents the Nether Edge ward, was arrested alongside three other women and three men.

The protest is the latest in a dispute about a long-running and controversial plan by Sheffield City Council to remove hundreds of street trees they say are dangerous.