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Operation Quito saw dozens of police sent to support council felling operations in Sheffield last year and was subject to a review by an independent panel. Pic: Scott Merrylees.

No proof for ‘lurid’ allegations against Sheffield tree campaigners made in panel’s police review

Unproven ‘lurid’ allegations that anti tree-felling campaigners in Sheffield had cut workers’ safety ropes and studded nails and glass into trees in attempts to cause serious injury were included in a police communications plan and prominently highlighted in a public report exonerating the controversial police response to protests - despite there being no evidence for the claims made by contractors.

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