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Sheffield city council behaved dishonestly in street trees row, inquiry finds

Report says events surrounding felling of thousands of trees was a ‘dark episode in Sheffield’

“Deluded” councillors in Sheffield behaved dishonestly and destroyed public trust by mishandling a dispute over the unnecessarily felling of thousands of healthy trees in the city, an independent inquiry has found.

Sheffield city council twice misled the high court during the fierce row, during which elderly residents were arrested when trying to protect trees from the chainsaws.

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