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Dublin: 15 °C Sunday 5 July, 2020

Two Cork County Council water vans were torched over the weekend

No other vehicles were damaged.

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TWO VANS USED by Cork County Council for the maintenance of the water network were set on fire over the weekend.

The vans were parked in a depot in Newtown East in Bantry, County Cork over the weekend, alongside a number of other council vehicles.

Vandals broke into the depot early on Sunday morning, and torched the two Renault vans, which were being leased by Cork County Council.

No other vehicles were damaged.

The vans are used in the carrying out of the service-level agreements that councils will carry out for the next number of years. They are not, a spokesperson said, used in the installation of water meters.

Gardaí confirmed that they are investigating a criminal damage incident in Cork and asked anyone with any information to contact Bantry Garda Station on 027-50045.

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