Roscommon Gardai are appealing for information after the theft of a number of cattle near Castlerea recently.

The theft occurred some time between Thursday, April 2, after 17.30 and 9.30am on Saturday, April 4.

Guard say that eight Friesian in-calf cows and a year old Aberdeen Angus were placed into a field at Emlaghglasy, Ballintubber on last Thursday evening. However, when the farmer returned to the field on Saturday morning the cattle were gone.

Anybody who may have seen suspicious activity in the area between last Thursday evening and Saturday morning is asked to contact Castlerea Garda Station on 094 96 200 19.

Meanwhile, Gardai in Cavan are advising residents in the county to keep outdoor garden equipment secure after a spate of robberies.