Appeal: Mountain Rescue vehicles damaged

Police are calling on the help of the public after three Land Rovers used by a mountain rescue team based in Nant Peris were damaged.

Between midday yesterday (Monday, June 8) and midday today (Tuesday, June 9) all bolts which secured both front and rear passenger doors were removed from two Land Rover Discovery vehicles – with one rear door being left on the floor. The door of the third vehicle had also been forced open from where the vehicles were all parked at the Mountain Rescue Team base in Nant Peris.

It was also established that the battery cables on all three vehicles had been cut – immobilising them.

Police inquiries are on-going and Crime Scene Investigators have also attended the scene.

In appealing for information and help from the public, PC 2350 Mark Owen who is based in Caernarfon police station said: “Mountain Rescue Teams provide an invaluable service to the public in the Snowdonia area who fall or get into difficulties. As a result of the damage members of Llanberis MRT were not in a position to be deployed to any emergency situation and it is by chance that no emergency calls have been received today requiring their assistance.”

“I appeal to anyone who has information relating to the damage, saw any suspicious activity around the vehicles in the Nant Peris area or saw the damage being caused to contact us immediately on 101 quoting reference number S083209.

Alternatively, individuals can contact Crimestopers anonymously with information on 0800 555 111