Christmas tree in Scarborough town centre pulled down by vandals

Scarborough's new Christmas tree has been targeted by vandals.

Friday, 8th November 2019, 10:24 am
Updated Friday, 8th November 2019, 1:00 pm
Scarborough's Christmas tree has been vandalised.

The six-metre high metal structure outside the Brunswick shopping centre was pulled down overnight. A 20-year-old man has been arrested.

The tree was a key part of the Countdown to Christmas event taking place in the town centre on Thursday November 14.

Brunswick centre manager Sue Anderson Brown said: "The actual installation was meant to be carried out in two phases. We completed the first phase but unfortunately somebody decided to spoil the fun and damage it before we could complete phase two.

The damage was caused overnight.

"It's a real shame because it was going to be such an iconic feature but it may still well be. We're looking very quickly at other options."

Should the damage turn out to be irreparable, Mrs Anderson Brown added: "We will still try to provide the public with something special".