Sark vines vandalised on eve of protest
Monday 5th November 2012, 12:00PM GMT.
THREE vineyards belonging to Sark Estate Management were vandalised on Friday night, hours before a protest against them.
Managing director Kevin Delaney said tens of thousands of pounds-worth of damage had been caused.
Two police officers from Guernsey were called to the island when the damage was discovered on Saturday morning as staff turned up for work.
Mr Delaney said his heart went out to the vineyard workers.
‘They are absolutely destroyed. One job will be to mend the vines, but it will be an even bigger job dealing with these people, who are distraught. This act makes me more determined than ever to see the project through.’
Saturday’s protest march was over concerns about the effects on Sark’s landscape, water supplies and wildlife from the continued cultivation of farmland for vines.