What motivated attack on trucks?

19:50, Apr 06 2014

Dominion Salt Works is beefing up security after four trucks were vandalised last week, chief executive Shane Dufaur says.

The attack happened between 6pm on Wednesday and 7am on Thursday.

The Grassmere saltworks, south of Seddon, hired three contractors during harvest, which began on March 17 and is expected to end at the end of April, Dufaur said.

One of those contractors, from the West Coast, appeared to have been targeted. The contractor's four dump trucks were vandalised. Glue was put in the trucks' locks, tyres were slashed, radiators punctured and brake lines cut. Dufaur would not say what had been written, but messages were directed at the owner of the trucks.

The four trucks were parked in an open area of the salt works and were not visible from the road, he said.

Marlborough area commander Inspector Simon Feltham said police were trying to establish what motivated the offender and were keen to hear from anyone who had information about the attack or about someone who might have had motive to commit the offence.

Anyone with information or who was in the area and saw something suspicious is asked to contact Constable Brett Burns at Blenheim police on 03 578 5279 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


The Marlborough Express