Peace tree planted at war memorial struck by 'small-minded' vandals who 'snapped it in half'
A peace tree that was planted to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of the First World War has been "snapped in half" by vandals.
The commemorative tree has been at the site of the Pelsall war memorial in Walsall for more than eight years.
It was planted as a sapling by Karen Clifft, a founder of the village's Royal British Legion group, and its members as a way of remembering soldiers from Pelsall who died fighting for their country.
The 57-year-old in particular has felt the strain of the incident, as her late mother, Patricia Wood, donated the tree to support the people of the town.