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PICS: Cars stranded after icy conditions on the Sally Gap vandalised

At least two cars were found with their windows smashed, seats ripped and batteries removed.

A NUMBER OF vehicles that had to be abandoned on the the Sally Gap due to snow and ice over the weekend have been vandalised.

Two cars were found on Monday with their windows smashed, seats ripped and batteries removed.

Over 100 people were rescued from the mountainous areas in Wicklow, especially around the Sally Gap, over the weekend and 20 cars had to be abandoned as the road conditions were too dangerous to drive.

Brendan Beirne from the Glen of Imaal of Mountain Rescue Team initially found the cars vandalised on Monday and said there could have been more cars damaged further up the mountain, but conditions were still too dangerous at that point to venture that far up. He says cars being vandalised on the Sally Gap is “a regular occurrence”.

Here are what the stranded cars looked like:

PICS: Cars stranded after icy conditions on the Sally Gap vandalised
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  • Cars vandalised on the Sally Gap

  • Cars vandalised on the Sally Gap

  • Cars vandalised on the Sally Gap

  • Cars vandalised on the Sally Gap

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Gardaí in Wicklow say they have not yet received any reports of criminal damage in the area.

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