MORE THAN 50 Mt Warning visitors have had a terrible start to 2017 after they returned to find their car tyres slashed in one of the worst vandalism attacks in the region.
In what was thought to be a amazing start to the new year for many only to return to the car park to find their vehicle’s tyres recklessly slashed by vandal(s), some cars having one or all tyres deflated and damaged.
Local police were at the scene this morning after a string of tow trucks and support vehicles were sent to assist the stricken motorists.
Several locals are now calling for security cameras to be installed at the Mt Warning car park after reports of previous tyre slashing in mid 2016.
The tyre slashing resulted in congestion on the roads making it hard for emergency vehicles to get through whilst a convoy of tow trucks were scrambled to assist.
Meanwhile, earlier this morning Tweed District Rescue Squad, who posted on social media earlier today, along with other emergency services responded to reports of a injured walker on the summit track.
Mt Warning attracted some of the largest numbers ever seen on the mountain with people all wanting to catch the new year sunrise.
Rescue crews set off up the mountain and were able to reach the injured woman who was being assisted down by friends. She was believed to have a sprained ankle.
Ambulance paramedics then assessed and treated her before she was carried in a stokes litter (rescue stretcher) to a waiting ambulance in the car park.
The public is being sought by Tweed Police with any information to contact Crime Stoppers or the Tweed Station (07) 5536 0999.