THIEVES have taken trees from Billingley Christmas Tree Farm, including one marked out by the owner’s son to use in their own festive decorations.

The farm, on Back Lane, has had between 20 and 30 trees taken - with some cut down, and others were dug out of the ground.

Farm owner Andrew Stenton said: “Some trees which have been gone had been growing for up to eight years. One night last week we saw some trees had been broken off.”

Andrew asked people to keep an eye out for trees being sold under the market value and without any tags.

Read more in this weeks Barnsley Chronicle