Alex Naughton under the tree blackened when his borrowed car was set on fire and destroyed.
Alex Naughton under the tree blackened when his borrowed car was set on fire and destroyed.

Holiday now on hold after car destroyed

Baker Alex Naughton, 29, was planning a European holiday in June or July, but he won’t be going now.
Instead, he will be saving up to replace a car set on fire and destroyed by hooligans in the Byron Council car park behind the shops in the Byron Bay CBD just under two weeks ago.
And the Mazda 121 wasn’t even his. He had been borrowing it from his uncle to get to and from work at the Byron Hot Bread Kitchen – now he’s using a pushbike.
Alex said he was alerted to the early-morning attack on the car by a fellow baker.
When he reached the car parked next to a tree about 50 metres from the rear of the bakery, it was well ablaze and there was nothing that could be done to save it.
“You just start to wonder why,” Alex said. “Why would someone feel the need to do it?”
Alex said the car park was badly lit and there were always groups of people hanging around early in the morning.
Alex said the destroyed car, worth about $3000, was uninsured and his uncle had taken the news of its destruction ‘pretty well’. He said as soon as he had saved the money to replace the car, he would start saving for the European holiday.

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