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Windows broken, trees cut on environment minister's property

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Roberto Galea 25.04.2017 09:37
Police are investigating an incident where windows were broken and dozens of trees cut down on private property owned by Environment Minister Jan Szyszko.
Jan Szyszko. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsJan Szyszko. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Some 33 trees were chopped on the property in Tuczno, north-western Poland. Perpetrators also broke windows at the site.

Szyszko, the environment minister in the Law and Justice (PiS) government in Poland, has introduced a number of controversial new laws allowing trees to be cut down on private properties. Critics have said the drive has seen a significant reduction in the number of trees and green areas around the country, but Szyszko has defended his decision.

The incident on the minister's property follows a previous break-in at the grounds, in which an office on the property was broken into and several hunting trophies were broken and scattered outside.

Szyszko is a keen hunter and pictures have recently emerged showing him standing by hundreds of pheasants shot at a hunting event.

Police are investigating the latest incident, which was reported by a private individual on Monday. (rg/pk)

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