Police hunt for mystery hedge cutter

A mystery hedge cutter has prompted a police investigation after targeting a Lincoln village home in the middle of the night.

The investigation was sparked after the bush cutter struck a property in Sudbrooke, near Lincoln, twice in one week.

It was done “during the hours of darkness” and Lincolnshire Police has branded the behaviour as “unacceptable.”

A property on St Edwards Drive in Sudbrooke had the bordering hedge cut in the middle of the night.

Extra patrols in the area will be in place over the next couple of weeks in the force’s attempts to catch the person responsible.

PSCO Jacqueline Parker, from the Nettleham policing team, said: “Cutting someone’s hedge without permission is unacceptable behaviour.

“It is only courteous to speak to the owner about the problem that you have and to not take the matter into your own hands.”

Anyone with information about the incident is being urged to contact the force on 101.