Members of An Garda Síochána who were on a rural patrol earlier this week seized a vehicle and arrested its occupants following the discovery of drums of suspected stolen diesel in Co. Kilkenny.

The seizure was made on Monday (March 22) near the village of The Rower, not  far from the county border with Waterford.

Taking to social media earlier today (Wednesday, March 24), Gardaí based in the Kilkenny-Carlow region said:

“Gardaí from Graiguenamanagh on rural anti-crime patrols on Monday afternoon last, stopped a vehicle close to the Rower, Co Kilkenny.

“With the assistance of [the] Garda Mobility App, it was established that the vehicle was uninsured.

Drums of suspected stolen diesel were also located in boot. Vehicle seized and both occupants were arrested for handling stolen property.

“Both [were] later charged to Wexford District Court with numerous offences,” the Garda post added.

Pedigree rams in Laois found

Meanwhile, Gardaí based in Co. Laois have confirmed that seven pedigree Charollais rams – which had been reported stolen from a field near the village of Clonaslee – have been found.

Thanking the public for its assistance on social media, the local Gardaí said: “Our post must have have had RAMifications as they have been found having went for a wee ramble.”