Hertfordshire police are making enquiries after two trees were cut down in Stevenage Old Town.

The cherry trees, in Southend Close, appear to have been newly-planted and to have been cut down with a saw.

A spokesperson for Stevenage Borough Council described the incident as a "mindless act of vandalism, and said that it "will cost us time and money, with each tree costing £150".


The council confirmed that new trees will be planted in the same location as soon as possible.

Herts police have received a report of criminal damage relating to the incident, which is believed to have happened overnight on Tuesday, November 21 into Wednesday, November 22.

If you have any information that may help police with their enquiries, you are asked to contact them by calling 101 or visiting their web chat, quoting crime reference 41/93740/23.