Weeks old truck trail is attacked by vandals

The vandalised truck on the Leyland Truck Trail
The vandalised truck on the Leyland Truck Trail

Leyland’s new Truck Trail - launched at the end of April - has been targeted by vandals.

One truck – parked outside the entrance to Worden Park – has suffered from a vandal attack.

Its body work has been damaged and the names CONNOR R AJ, ADAM N, LIAM B, MARY, FAT JAMIE have been eteched into it.

South Ribble Police said on their Facebook page: “This is nothing more than mindless vandalism which doesn’t show our community in the best light to visitors to our town and serves no purpose or gain, not even for the offender.”

Described as ‘a world’s first’, the truck trail snakes from the town’s railway station to Worden Park.

A total of 13 6ft trucks, each with their own character and personality, form an exciting and interactive trail.

The trail was inspired by the success of the the Superlambanana scheme in Liverpool and celebrates more than 100 years of truck manufacturing in the town.

Announcing the trail scheme, councillor Peter Mullineaux, leader of South Ribble Borough Council, said: “The idea for the trail is absolutely fantastic – a dream for Leyland.

“Truck manufacturing is right at the very heart of the fabric of the town and sewn into its heritage – the very heritage which this trail will celebrate in abundance.”

South Ribble Police said: “If you witnessed the damage being caused or you know anything that may assist our on-going enquiry in to the damage please email us at Leyland.NPT@lancashire.pnn.police.uk or call Crime Stoppers, free and in confidence, on 0800 555 111.”