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Crème eggs cause £800 worth of damage to electric car charging station

An electric vehicle charging station in Aberlour, Scotland has been put of action after vandals placed crème eggs inside the chargers.

£800 worth of damage was caused to the charging station, located next Speyside Visitor Centre.

The incident happened in April this year, and local residents aren’t happy that the stations still haven’t been fixed.

Local businesswoman Jennifer Robertson told the Press and Journal, “Not only is that a total waste of Creme Eggs but it is ridiculous that it still hasn’t been fixed. If we are to encourage more drivers to go electric then we really need a better level of service.”

Electric car owners are now forced to either charge at home or find other charging points in different locations around the town. A local resident told BBC Scotland, “I have been charging at home instead, it takes 20 minutes at a charging point but at home it's 10 hours."

A spokeswoman for Moray Council said, "We are in discussion with our contractor to have this repaired and brought back into service as soon as possible."