200 year old tree falls down in Northampton park

200 year old tree collapses at Thornton Park, Kingsthorpe. Police have sealed off the area.
200 year old tree collapses at Thornton Park, Kingsthorpe. Police have sealed off the area.

A tree, thought to be more than 200 years old, has fallen down in a Northampton park.

The cedar tree fell over earlier today in Thornton Park, off Mill Lane, in Kingsthorpe.

Northamptonshire Fire Service, Northamptonshire Police Force and a tree surgeon from Northampton Borough Council are currently at the scene and the area around the tree has been cordened off.

Councillor Sally Beardsworth, leader of the Liberal Democrats, (Lib Dem, Kingsthorpe), said: “The tree is massive and it’s centuries old. It’s very sad to have lost it. It’s such a shame. I think it was it’s weight that caused it to fall over.”