A protester, living in a tree in Bonn Square which was due to be chopped down, was forced to leave yesterday and has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated trespass.Gabriel Chamberlain set up his temporary “tree-house” in Bonn Square 11 days ago, but eventually left voluntarily at 11am after he ran out of food and water supplies. Last night he was in custody and it is understood that he has received some medical attention.However, his supporters still made one last-ditch attempt to save the tree by charging security fencing around the tree at around 12.30pm as the chainsaws started up. Another activist, Brian Melling, managed to climb into a council truck; he was removed but not charged.The tree was later felled, but protesters remained in the square throughout. The sycamore tree was one of four which have been cut down as part of a “face-lift” for Bonn Square. The plan is to improve CCTV surveillance and generally make the square more attractive.Activists may not have succeeded in saving this particular tree, but many maintain that they would do the same thing again if other trees were threatened.By Sian Cox-Brooker
The home at 48 Vansittart Rd, Regents Park.A LOW-SET home in Regents Park has been snapped up by a savvy flipper less than two weeks after being listed for saleMarketing agent Claudia Escobar of Natgroup Real Estate said 48 Vansittart Rd sold for $295,000 to a cash unconditional buyer. “It was not a property suitable to everyone but we did have a good amount of people look at it,” she said. “It had severe termite damage and needed work, so it sold for basically land value.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home at 48 Vansittart Rd, Regents Park.“It’s not often properties like this come on to the market in Regents Park.” According to CoreLogic data, the median house price for the suburb is $395,000. Ms Escobar said the home settled on August 14 and the new owner already had a team of workers in the property overhauling it from top to bottom, inside and out. The property will be relisted for sale next week. Ms Escobar said the renovated property would do well in the local market. “Regents Park is mostly young owner occupiers and the home is in one of the best locations, walking distance to almost anything,” she said.
The GMC driver then sideswiped another car and this morning is in stable condition. Broward Detectives are searching for the driver of a white Dodge Ram pickup truck who was involved in a shooting on I-95 that left a man wounded this weekend.FHP says someone opened fire on the driver and two passengers traveling inside a GMC on I-95 northbound near Hollywood Boulevard Sunday morning.The shooter, who was driving a white Dodge Ram, fled the scene after wounding the driver of the GMC, according to FHP.