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Hay bale 'vandalism' causes upset

Hay bale 'vandalism' causes upset

Monday 08 July 2019

Hay bale 'vandalism' causes upset


Farmers will have lost out after a number of hay bales were allegedly rolled over cliffs at Pleinmont on purpose.

Torteval Douzaine first reported the incident on social media yesterday, saying "very sadly we have been notified this morning that hay bales on private land at Pleinmont have been rolled over the cliffs."

Although the incident may seem minor to some, with even the Douzaine acknowledging it "might seem like a fun thing to do", the act of rolling large bales of hay over a cliff could have caused considerable damage or harm if they had struck anything while also costing the owners of those hay bales financially too.

Hundreds of people commented on the Torteval Douzaine post within hours, with many calling for tough penalties for those found to be responsible. 

There was some confusion over whether the hay bales had landed on the cliff paths or further down, with some suggesting they were rolled over the edge in two separate incidents. 

Any witnesses were asked to contact Guernsey Police, with Torteval Douzaineer Becky Link commenting to say appropriate action would be taken if they could find those responsible. 

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