Last night, despite security being present, person or persons unknown broke into the Millennium site in Puget and destroyed two fields of bunkers & large parts of the netting systems. This cowardly and unprovoked attack will not affect this week’s event as The Millennium has always had contingency to deal with damaged equipment, normally expected due to bad weather not sabotage. However, it will mean the Millennium staff having to work through the night to rebuild & replace the damaged equipment, but rest assured The Millennium as always will provide a world class event despite this setback.
In all the years of holding events throughout Europe, we have never had such an incident which is clearly designed to undermine the series for whatever reason. This incident is now under Police investigation and The Millennium will offer a generous reward for information leading to the conviction of those responsible.
At the end of the day nobody gains from such actions, it affects the teams, sponsors and all participants. It is a very sad state of affairs that some people in our industry feel that this is an acceptable way to behave.
Security will be vastly increased with the assistance of the local Police & Mayor’s office for the remainder of the set up and event itself.
Any information received will be treated in the strictest confidence and with gratitude.
Edited by Carolus Rex, 09 April 2013 - 07:31 AM.