Historic Holy Thorn tree cut down in Glastonbury


A historic tree of religious significance in Glastonbury, Somerset, has been cut down, prompting a police investigation.

The Holy Thorn tree on Wearyall Hill is thought to have been planted by Joseph of Arimathea nearly 2,000 years ago.

Wendy Plumtree, who lives nearby, said: "It's like one of those moments where you close the door again and open it to see if your eyes are deceiving you."

There are several Holy Thorn trees located around Glastonbury.

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