Tree in chains after being arrested

Tree in chains after being arrested

A tree arrested in 1898 is still locked in chains.

The unfortunate trunk and branches of the banyan are tethered to the ground by not only its roots, after a drunk police officer mistook it for a unruly member of the public in Peshawar, Pakistan over a hundred years ago.

James Squid, a British army officer, ordered the tree to be arrested when he was so smashed he thought the tree had tried to leg it.

A sign that hangs on the banyan to this day reads: "I AM UNDER ARREST.

"One evening a British officer, heavily drunk, thought that I was moving from my original location and ordered Mess Sergeant to arrest me. Since then I am under arrest. "