We are sorry to say we have discovered a tree has been deliberately vandalised in the abbey grounds over the weekend and this can be seen in the picture.
We believe it was a deliberate act given the nature of the damage.
The abbey is an ancient monument and is a preservation area with around 600 trees carefully nurtured by our dedicated Grounds Team.
The police have been notified of this incident and we would ask anyone who sees anyone acting suspiciously in the grounds to notify staff in the Ticket Office.
Added: 24th February 2020