Vavaʻu Police investigating damage to cars at Hinakauea parking lot

A Police investigation was underway after complaints were received about two vehicles being damaged at Hinakauea parking lot in Neiafu on Saturday.

Police said they had received complaints from Taunga motorists who had parked their vehicles at the spot before leaving for the island to attend a funeral.

They returned on Sunday to find their cars had been damaged, Vavaʻu Police Superintendent Natane Falakiseni told Kaniva News.

He said Police suspected the damages had been caused by drunken vandals.

Falakaiseni said the Taunga and Kapa islanders used to park their vehicles in the area before travelling by boats to their islands.

It was alleged on social media that a boat belonged to the Taunga people had been damaged prior to Saturday’s incident but Falakiseni said no complaint had been received in relation to that alleged incident.

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