taken from "The Western Morning News" (May 27th 2003):
have lashed out at a lack of security at Plymouth's Sutton Harbour
after five boats were vandalised and thousands of pounds worth
of fishing equipement thrown into the water.
were horrified when they arrived at the mooring near the fish
market to find that windows had been smashed on five vessals.
Fishing nets and other equipment had been taken from the boats
and thrown overboard, some sinking to the harbour floor while
the rest floated.
the boats at about 1.30am on Friday, and Dave Cuthbert, whose
boat was among those attacked, said he and his fellow fishermen
were disgusted that the vandals were able to walk straight into
the harbour. He claimed that the lock on the gate had been broken
for a month.
Holdings operations director John Humphreys said the incident
was captured on security cameras and the tape was being examined
security very seriously here" he said. "Incidents of
vandalism like this are, unfortunately, a feature of mondern life
and we are constantly reviewing and upgrading our security."