Two John Deere tractors and equipment stolen from farm

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is appealing for information after two tractors and several other items were stolen from a field on the Woodside Road in Ballymena, Co. Antrim.

It was reported that sometime between 3pm on Sunday July 31 and 7.30am on Monday August 1, two John Deere tractors and a red coloured McCauley low loader trailer were stolen from a field on the Woodside Road close to the GAA pitches.

The PSNI has said that a large quantity of diesel was stolen from the farm also.

It is believed the tractors turned right as they left the field countrywards in the direction of Kells possibly along the Deerfin Road.

According to the PSNI, one of the tractors is a 6810 model that is fitted with a unique stainless steel exhaust with a 45 degree metal waterproof top instead of the normal black coloured exhaust.

The tractor is also fitted with a front axle suspension system. The second tractor is a 6900 model and is fitted with broad ‘continental’ tyres on all four wheels.

Police in the area are appealing for anyone who witnessed the theft or anyone who knows of the whereabouts of these items to contact officers in Ballymena quoting reference number 225 dated August 1, 2016.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.