A dangerous prank on a local road

Vandals who pushed two 700kg hay bales and a steel gate onto a rural Angus road in the dark could have killed someone, said local police Inspector Ray Cuthill.

Sometime between 4.30 p.m. and 8.50 p.m. yesterday (Monday, November 25) two hay bales were rolled onto the Glamis to Newtyle Road just prior to the junction with Hatton of Eassie.

The hay bales were rolled from a neighbouring field and a steel gate was used to make a makeshift bridge across the two bales.

Inspector Cuthill said: “A local man driving on the road came to the summit of the blind hill and luckily managed to stop before colliding with the bales but the outcome could have been very different.

“This is a single carriageway rural road with no street lighting.

“Any vehicle travelling at any speed colliding with the bales and gate could have resulted in a serious or fatal road collision and I would urge anyone who knows who might be responsible to get in touch with us on 101 or speak to any police officer.”

Details of the incident are to be circulated via Farmwatch in a bid to alert local farmers and members of rural communities.