Vandals have sent an 80m wind monitoring tower in Winchelsea crashing to the ground causing about $100,000 damage.
The destruction comes as the community continues to lobby against a proposal by Future Energy Pty Ltd to build 14 turbines in Gnarwarre, just outside Winchelsea.
Geelong CIU Det-Sen-Const Anthony Reyntjes said the incident occurred over the weekend of May 3 and 4.
He said offenders trespassed on the private rural property and cut the cables supporting the tower sending it toppling to the ground.
“The people responsible for this are extremely lucky that the tower did not crash on top of them and kill them,” he said.
Anyone with information should phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
12 May 2008
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