An investigation is underway after 8000 bluebell bulbs were stolen from private woodland.
Police investigate bluebell bulb theft from private woodland. The bulbs were dug up and loaded into large sacks. After a report of people acting suspiciously near the wood in Fakenham, Norfolk police discovered the bulbs last week. Police said no arrests have been made so far although two men and two women have been questioned over the incident. The force is appealing for witnesses and the owner of the woodland is repairing the damage by replanting bulbs.
British Bluebells are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act. It is a criminal offense to dig up any wild plants unless authorised to do so.