An appeal for information has been made following the theft of a Nugent trailer along with a number of fence posts from a yard in Co. Armagh in recent days.
Making the appeal, local Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers based in Co. Armagh said:
“It has been reported to police that, over the past weekend, a Nugent branded 8ftX4ft trailer along with a payload of fence posts has been taken from the vicinity of Traynors Auto Parts a few miles outside of Armagh.
“The fence posts almost filled the trailer making it quite distinctive.
It is believed that a large 4X4 jeep-type vehicle may have been used.
The police officers took to social media with photos of a Nugent 8ftX4ft trailer – which is not the one taken but the same model – and the type of fence posts it contained.
The PSNI statement concluded by stating: “If you recall seeing a similar trailer being towed or have any information that may prove helpful, please ring 101 quoting reference 291 of the 09/11/2020.”
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