Peat processing plant sabotaged, Somerset
At the end of 2004 a peat processing plant near Glastonbury, Somerset, was sabotaged. The Plant processed peat for several companies distributing to Garden Centres. The peat was extracted from areas in and near 5 different Sites of Special Scientific Interest for their ecological value. These sites were within an Area of outstanding Natural Beauty.
Two large bulldozers, and a turbo engined packing machine had their engines destroyed. A catapilar tracked bulldozer and a JCB excavator had their engines sabotaged. All electrical cut outs for the processing plant were switched off and sealed. Over 200 palets of peat sacks for three different companies had their bags slashed (well over 1000 sacks). This action was taked in defence of the wild species of Somerset. Take action!