POLICE are warning the public to refrain from vandalising government property or face the full brunt of the law.
The warning follows concerns raised by residents of Namoli in Batinikama outside Labasa Town over the bridge with missing wooden planks alleged to have been stolen.
Namoli taxidriver Mahendra Prasad said he had been operating his taxi from Namoli for 30 years and this was the first time this problem had occurred.
"It is so sad the way they removed the timbers from the wooden bridges and put nails on the bridges with the intention to damage our vehicle tyres," Mr Prasad said. "We have raised complaints with the police and they said they will look into the matter."
Assistant divisional police commander north Acting Senior Superintendent of Police Fulori Rainibogi confirmed they had received reports and were carrying out investigations.
"We're sending out a clear warning to those vandalising government properties that we will not be lenient with them," ASP Rainibogi said.
Fiji Roads Authority manager change Mike Rudge sent out a strong warning that those caught would be taken to task.