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Police Appeal After Life Threatening Vandalism - Inverness

Issued: 1 Mar 2007

POLICE APPEAL FOLLOWING VANDALISM WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN COSTLY TO LIFE NOT JUST PROPERTY - INVERNESS

The most recent in a number of acts of vandalism committed at a Tulloch construction site in the Cradlehall area of Inverness could have had far more serious consequences.

Between 5pm on Monday 19 and 1930 on Tuesday 20 February a number of people entered the site and caused damage to machinery and plant.

This is the second occasion, within a short space of time that this type of damage has been caused.

However, what makes this latest incident more concerning is the fact that the brake pipes of a large 20 ton earth shifting machine were deliberately cut.

This was only discovered when the vehicle was driven a short distance on site.

DS Donald MacPhail, said: “The consequences of this type of act could have been disastrous.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time or may have seen anyone acting suspiciously to come forward.”

In light of these incidents security at the site has been stepped up and Northern Constabulary is offering advice on crime prevention measures which could be put in place.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Police on 01463 715555 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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