Sheep trailer stolen from mart in Meath

A sheep trailer has been stolen from Carnaross Mart in Kells, Co. Meath earlier this week.

The 14ft Ifor Williams trailer with sheep decks was taken from the car park opposite the yard at the mart on Tuesday evening at approximately 7:30pm.

In terms of distinguishing features, the trailer has a row of white LED lights across the front and a row of red LEDs across the back, according to its owner, Stephen O’Reilly.

Trailer stolen
The trailer stolen from Carnaross Mart

O’Reilly has offered a cash reward for information leading to the recovery of the trailer. Anyone with information is asked to contact O’Reilly or Kells Garda Station, which can be reached by phone on: 046-9280820.

Rural Crime

Rural Gardai have been busy around the country in recent days. In Rathmore, Co. Kerry, a tractor driver was arrested for reckless driving.

The man, driving a Ford tractor, failed to stop for a Garda car on the road, leading to further Gardai being called. The tractor then crashed into a Garda squad car before reversing out and attempting to leave the scene.

The man was apprehended on suspicion of dangerous driving, criminal damage and endangerment.

Meanwhile, last week, a serious episode of rural crime occurred when a man sustained injuries after being shot in a field in Co. Offaly on Wednesday night, August 30.

Members of An Garda Siochana in Tullamore are investigating the shooting incident which occurred on the outskirts of the town.

Shortly before 10:00pm a 21-year-old man received gunshot wounds to his legs during an incident in a field just off the Clara Road.

The injured man was taken by ambulance to Tullamore Hospital for treatment. His injures are not believed to be life threatening.

It’s understood a shot was fired from some distance away. A second man who is in his 20s was present at the time, but escaped without injury.