13 Apr '18, 9am

#SaveSheffTrees

Yvonne Wragg returned home after her day at work to find her front door barricaded. She had been teaching at a local Sheffield school when access to her flat in the leafy conservation area of Nether Edge had been blocked off with a cordon of temporary metal fencing panels. This was patrolled by dozens of police and security guards. That morning, two pensioners and a man and woman over 50 had been manhandled away by security to clear the way for the erection of the barricades. Some of those among the private security and 30 police officers had filmed the proceedings. Once Wragg had been allowed into the cordoned area, she was escorted to her door by security guards in hard hats. On her front step, she faced the phalanx of high-viz jackets - mostly inside the barriers - and a dozen local residents outside them, some waving placards, one wearing a fox mask. Engineering soluti...

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