Bath families have second Christmas tree stolen . . . just hours after carol concert
Thieves have stolen the Christmas tree in Weston in Bath just hours after the village’s carol service.
It is the second tree to be taken in the past eight days, with the original one disappearing at the beginning of last week.
Both were displayed outside the parish hall and had been paid for and decorated by local people who wanted to bring the community together over Christmas.
The first tree was later discovered in All Saints churchyard, ruined, with all the baubles broken.
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The second tree was found earlier this morning by PCSO Nickola Milsom who followed a trail of pine needles and baubles to Holcombe Green.
She called for assistance from her colleague Zoe Knowles and the pair carried it back to the High Street and redecorated it as best as they could.
After the first incident, people in the village rallied round to replace the tree and only put it up yesterday so nothing could happen to it ahead of last night’s carol service.
Councillor Colin Barrett (Con, Weston) said he was “gutted” that the same thing had happened again.
He said: “We had such a large crowd there last night, around 40 to 50 people, and all the children had lanterns, we sang carols and drank mulled wine. It was just a great evening.
“But now I am gutted. We didn’t put up the tree until the day of the carol service because we were worried this would happen.
“Last year we had a tree in the same place and nobody touched it. In fact there were extra baubles put on it.”
He added: “This isn’t a bad village, there are just a small number of people who do things like this.”