Over €100,000 worth of damage was caused to three vehicles used by Irish Water in an arson attack.
Gardaí in Waterford are investigating Tuesday night’s incident which happened at a compound outside Waterford city.
It was believed petrol was used in the vandalism attack but it was 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’s understood two mini-diggers and a grab-lorry were extensively damaged in the incident.
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.
The incident is being treated as arson and anyone with information has been asked to contact the local garda station on 051-305300.
Gardaí confirmed that the attack was the worst of its kind involving Irish Water vehicles in Waterford. There was some “minor damage” caused to a van in the north-eastern suburb of Ferrybank last year.
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