Thousands of pounds worth of damage created in a "despicable act of vandalism"



Police are hunting vandals who put three Loch Lomond rescue boats out of action, causing damage totalling thousands of pounds.  

The damage to the three RIBS, used by Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, was discovered on Monday, leaving the boats out of action and the park rangers unable to help loch users, maintain navigation buoys and monitor wildlife.

Fiona Logan, chief executive of the park, said, “This is a despicable act of vandalism, which has the potential to put lives at risk.”

Inspector Duncan McLean of Alexandria Police said, “The damage to the three boats runs into thousands of pounds, however it is not only the financial implications here.

“The only way that this could have been done is by someone approaching the vessels in a boat.”

Any suspicious activity in the area between 4.30pm on Sunday 6 November and 2.30pm on Monday 7 November should be reported to police at Alexandria on 01389 823000 or by calling CRIMESTOPERS on 0800 555111, where details can be given in confidence.

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