Three vehicles used by Irish Water damaged in arson attack

Three vehicles used by Irish Water damaged in arson attack
Pic: WLR FM

More than €100,000 worth of damage was caused to three vehicles used by Irish Water in an arson attack last night.

Gardaí are investigating the incident which happened at a compound outside Waterford city.

Pic: WLR FM

It is believed petrol was used in the vandalism attack but it is not clear if the perpetrators threw a petrol bomb or poured petrol over the vehicles.

Fire units from the Waterford fire service were called to the scene along with gardaí, after a member of the public reported the fire after 11pm.

It is understood that two mini-diggers and a grab-lorry were extensively damaged in the incident.

Three vehicles used by Irish Water damaged in arson attack

Pic: WLR FM

Gardaí sealed off the scene and it is being examined by members of the Technical Bureau.

The yard involved is used by GMC Sierra, contractors used by Irish Water for the installation of water meters, and is located close to the Cork Road on the edge of the city.

Three vehicles used by Irish Water damaged in arson attack

Pic: WLR FM

The incident is being treated as arson and anyone with information has been asked to contact the local garda station on 051305300.

Gardaí confirmed that the attack was the worst on its kind involving Irish Water vehicles in Waterford. There was some “minor damage” caused to a van in the Ferrybank area last year.


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