Investigation launched as car stolen while farmer checks cattle

An investigation has been launched by An Garda Siochana into the theft of a car in Co. Meath on Sunday morning.

It is understood that the car was taken while a farmer was checking cattle in a field at 9.15am yesterday morning.

A Garda spokesperson confirmed to Agriland that the circumstances relating to the incident, which occurred in the Kilmoon area of Ashbourne, are currently under investigation.

It is understood that the vehicle involved is a blue Volkswagon Passat. An Garda Siochana are appealing for information and can be contacted at the Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600.

Last week, Agriland exclusively revealed that a tractor that had been stolen in the midlands was recovered.

The theft took place on Thursday night, April 27, near Coolrain Co. Laois, at approximately 10:20pm, mere minutes after it had last been used.

It was subsequently seen on a nearby road between Mountrath and Coolrain at 10:25pm.

The New Holland TS110, together with its front loader, is now back with owner Joe Hargroves after it was discovered by a neighbour on Sunday morning who was herding cattle. It was hidden behind gorse bushes and a sand bank, parked in a small river.

The tractor was undamaged but it had been power washed. The PTO-type power washer that was on the back of the tractor is still missing, however.