Thieves steal 31 trees from St Albans garden

THIEVES stole 31 seven-foot high trees from a front garden in St Albans on Monday.

The leylandii trees, a fast-growing evergreen, were taken between 2pm on Sunday February 5 and 11am the following day from the front garden of a house in Mile House Lane.

The trees were planted on the outside of the front garden fence but were still on the victim’s land.

PC Adam Wills said: “The trees were around seven-foot high and would have taken some time to remove. It is possible that there are a lot of witnesses who believed that it was a legitimate removal at the time.

“It is likely that the offenders used a lorry or truck to remove the trees and this may have been in the area for some time.”

PC Wills is urging anyone with information to contact the police on the non-emergency number 101.