: Waiting for next track...

Wessex FM News

Contact the News Team:
Tel: 01305 250333

Weymouth Orchard Attacked By Vandals

News

7:36am 11th January 2013

Vandals have destroyed an orchard that was set up and dedicated to a terminally ill man in Weymouth.

Members of a Friends Group who look after the trees in Radipole Park discovered the damage on Monday (7th January).

Branches have been broken and markings scratched into the bark, leading to fears someone is trying to kill the trees off completely.

The orchard has been funded by an ill man - who doesn't want to be named - and it's dedicated in his name.

Local Councillor and member of the friends group Bill White told Wessex FM whoevers responsible should be ashamed; "It's very upsetting someone would do this, it's not just an act of vandalism, someone has decided they don't want to see the orchard prosper. There's no logical reason behind it."

The Friends Group is asking members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity they see near the trees.

Sign up for the latest local news direct to your inbox


Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

dorset business directory

The Wessex Word

See the latest wrong guesses and win cash!

Win M&S Vouchers

Thanks to the new Ignis from Lanehouse Suzuki

The Bun Run

Request the cakes for your workplace!

Book The Wessex FM Disco

For your wedding, party or celebration!

Dorset Webcams

Take a look around our beautiful county

Meeting Room Hire

Come to Wessex FM for your meeting or conference