Digger set on fire in Leitrim prompts Garda investigations

An Garda Síochána has begun investigations into an incident earlier this week where a digger was set on fire in Co. Leitrim.

The incident occurred on Tuesday night, November 17, in the Kilavuggy area of the county.

In a brief statement on the matter, a Garda spokesperson confirmed:

Gardaí are investigating an incident of criminal damage by fire which occurred in Kilavuggy, Co. Leitrim, on November 17, 2020.

“A digger was set alight during the incident. No arrests have been made,” the spokesperson added.

Anyone with information on the incident can get in touch with Manorhamilton Garda Station on: 071-9820620.

‘Bogus traders’ going door-to-door

In other news, Carlow Community Policing Unit is appealing to the public to be vigilant following reports of bogus traders going door-to-door in the Carlow area, offering landscaping, power-hosing and outdoor works.

In a statement on the An Garda Síochána Kilkenny/Carlow Facebook page, it states that these bogus traders are offering the service for “large amounts of money and may demand more during or after the work”.

This may be a threat to those who are isolated or living alone, particularly the elderly in the community. Check in on anyone you know who could be vulnerable.

An Garda Síochána is urging people to protect and look after the vulnerable in communities, and advises anyone who needs help to contact their local Garda station.