Wermelskirchen (dpa / lnw) - A 7000 square meter piece of forest in Wermelskirchen in the Bergisches Land may have been cut down by mistake. The owner claims not to have given any order to do so. "It can't be true that everything is gone. It's really bad, really bad," she said on WDR television. However, the owner and her daughter saw a truck with logs from a company in Mönchengladbach nearby and called the police.
A police spokesman for the Rheinisch-Bergisch district said on Wednesday that theft was being investigated. The timber construction company claims that the forest owner gave her an official order to cut down trees. However, the police spokesman said: "We rather assume a mistake." The timber construction company carried out legal work on a neighboring property. It is conceivable that the trees were felled by mistake.