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blockaded and sabotaged under the noses of police last week when it was caught up in anti-gas drilling protests in the Sussex village of Balcombe.
Protesters prevented the vehicle delivering equipment to a site run by prospector Cuadrilla Resources. A group called Extreme Energy Action Network climbed onto it and the air lines were cut.
A spokesman for MGS said the protest had been anything but the friendly, peaceful event organisers Frack Off had promised. "The truck could have run away and run over protesters. It has been reported to the police but the driver could not point out who did it," he said.
"Protesters like this seem to be able to do what they want, but haulage companies protesting against fuel prices aren't allowed to do anything or they get arrested."
Police failed to clear the blockade and the truck was forced to drive away after a new air line was fitted. "It has cost us two or three days," said the spokesman. The load was delivered later that afternoon. Sussex Police is investigating the incident.