Hairy Bikers say Sycamore Gap tree culprit ‘murdered spirit of Northumberland’

The Hairy Bikers shared their fury at the apparent “vandalism” of the Sycamore Gap tree after it was felled overnight.

Si King, one half of the duo, said the culprit has “murdered a sentinel of time and elemental spirit of Northumberland”.

“I hope whoever has done that has a conscience,” King said, in a video shared on social media.

“I hope you feel really good about yourself for whatever warped reason you’ve done it... I’m beyond words.”

The iconic tree was seen lying next to Hadrian’s Wall on Thursday morning (28 September).

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with the felling.