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Wind turbine investigation

An investigation has been launched into whether a wind turbine which collapsed in Devon could have been sabotaged - as it emerged a second one has fallen nearby.

Wind turbine investigation launched

An investigation is under way to establish what caused the collapse of the turbine Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

An investigation's been launched to discover if a wind turbine which collapsed in Devon could have been sabotaged. It's thought bolts may have been removed from its base - as it emerged a second one has fallen nearby. The first tower came down last week in Bradworth amid gale force gusts of 50mph.

It was first thought heavy winds brought down the £250,000 turbine - which is deeply unpopular with local residents.

But officials believe it could have been the victim of anti-turbine protestors - after bolts were discovered missing from its base. Another 60ft wind tower has also fallen, 18 miles away at Winsdon Farm, in North Petherwin, Cornwall.

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