Men admit damaging tree in Ammanford's Quay Street
6:10am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in News
TWO men have admitted damaging an ornamental pear tree in the centre of Ammanford, town councillors have been told.
Police, who said an article in the Guardian sparked a “public outcry”, have now revealed two men handed themselves in at the police station and admitted being responsible.
“They have fully admitted their part in the offence and are very ashamed of their behaviour,” Pc Julie McWilliams told councillors.
“The two of them – who were not known to us – were cautioned but unfortunately were not in a position to pay for the damage.”
She added that the fact the crime had been detected was due to CCTV footage and “that article in the Guardian”.
Outraged shoppers were left fuming after the tree – one of those planted last autumn as part of the multi-million pound regeneration of Quay Street – was snapped off just above ground level in mid August.
Town mayor Irena Hopkins said: “It would be nice if they could come in here and face us – I’d sit them down and give them a good talking to."
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