Celebrities including Sir Bob Geldof lend support to campaign trying to save Battersea tree

Sir Bob Geldof has lent his support to the campaign to stop a 100-year-old black poplar tree from being felled in Battersea to make way for electric cables for a new housing development. The long-term Battersea resident and singer-songwriter said in a statement provided to Extinction Rebellion Wandsworth that the council should “leave our tree alone”.