A Councillor has welcomed the input and support of the local community in the Glens after a ‘Forwarder Machine’ used to extract logs had been burnt out at Sleiveanorra Forest. The vehicle belonged to a private contractor and was attacked by arsonists almost two weeks ago. If followed numerous incidents of theft of diesel from a number of plant machines in the area.
Independent Councillor Padraig Mc Shane said;
“A number of individuals came forward to offer assistance in the Glens area following the arson attack. Between them and the contractor a Rota has been drawn up that will witness round the clock security for the vehicles at Sleiveanorra Forest.”
Last week the Councillor stated;
“To replace this machine ‘second hand’ could cost as much as £150,000 and it is a pathetic action in an attempt to steal a few litres of fuel. Not only is it a direct attack on an outdoor resource in Moyle but it is a very personal attack on a private individual attempting to earn a living”.