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A TREE in danger of toppling onto motorists has been felled in a Chichester car park.

The beech tree was cut down by tree surgeons on Tuesday this week after council officials noticed it was at risk of falling down at the city’s East Pallant car park.

A large section of the parking area was taped off as the team went about tackling the huge tree with many passers-by stopping to watch.

A spokesperson for Chichester District Council, which owns the car park, said the tree had been identified as ‘in a poor state’.

The council added that it ‘had significantly deteriorated’.

She added: ‘It was decided this posed a high risk and required immediate action.’