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Man arrested after dozens of trees were illegally cut down

Picture: Surrey Police Twitter

A man has been arrested after dozens of trees were illegally cut down in Surrey.

Over the last month more than 50 trees had been sawn down in Elmbridge.

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Some were left lying across roads causing traffic disruption.

Members of the public helped police in the search for the culprit.

A car’s number plate was passed on and officers stopped the vehicle.

A later search of the suspect’s home uncovered chain saws and wood chippings.

Police arrested a 24-year-old man who remains in custody as inquiries continue.

Picture: Surrey Police Twitter

Inspector Bert Dean, borough commander for Elmbridge, said:

“This is an encouraging development in this investigation. We continue to piece together the evidence we have.

“Thank you again to the local community for their ongoing patience and support.”

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