Thursday, 8 April 2021

BBC: HS2: Arrests as 'Roald Dahl wood' felling starts

image captionAn activist known as Pigeon in a stand-off 30ft (9m) up in a beech tree with a bailiff working for the National Eviction Team

Three people were arrested as campaigners protested against the felling of a woodland said to have inspired Roald Dahl. 

Natural England issued licences last week permitting the felling of two-thirds of Jones' Hill Wood, which is in the path of HS2. 

Campaigners said they wanted to "fight for the woodland" in Buckinghamshire.

A spokesman for the high-speed rail line said 4.1 hectares (10 acres) of new woodland would be created nearby.

The three have been charged with obstructing a public highway, while a fourth was arrested on suspicion of a public order offence dating to last month, and released under investigation.

The estimated final cost of the HS2 project is now more than £100bn.

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