Tractor stolen from farmyard in the midlands

Investigations are underway into the theft of a tractor from a farmyard in the midlands earlier this week.

The incident occurred near Tyrellspass, Co. Westmeath, yesterday, Thursday February 13.

Confirming the news to AgriLand, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:

“Gardaí in Rochfortbridge are investigating the theft of a tractor from a farmyard in the Tyrellspass area, Co. Westmeath.

The incident was reported on Thursday, February 13, at approximately 7:00pm when the owner of the vehicle returned to the property and discovered the tractor was missing.

“Investigations are ongoing,” the Garda spokesperson concluded.

The stolen tractor is a Ford 8210; it has a registration plate bearing: 92-MH-4661.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Rochfortbridge Garda Station on: 044-922-2102.

Shed with hay bales set alight

Meanwhile, investigations are ongoing into a suspected case of arson that occurred last month when a shed containing hay bales was set on fire in Co. Armagh.

In an appeal for information in relation to the incident, members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) based in Newry and Mourne said:

We are appealing for witnesses regarding an incident of arson. A stone shed containing bales of hay was set alight by as yet persons unknown.

“This happened on Sunday, January 19, at approximately 7:30pm, along the Millvale Road in Bessbrook.

“This fire posed significant danger to any person that may have been walking nearby.

“If you have any information or noticed anything suspicious in the area, please give us a call on 101 quoting reference CC2020011901491,” the police statement said.