Farm thefts probe launched

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Police are appealing for witnesses and information following vehicle and machinery thefts from farms on the Lisnahunshin Road in Cullybackey and the Skerdan Road in Portglenone.

Constable Allen said: “It was reported that sometime between the hours of 11.00pm on Monday 10th October and 7.00am on Tuesday 11ht October , a green Isuzu Trooper was stolen from a farm on the Skerdan Road. A Nugent double axel cattle trailer was then stolen from a farm on the Lisnahunshin Road in the area of Cullybackey. It is believed the jeep from the first theft was used to pull the trailer from the second incident.

“We are appealing for anyone with information who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or have information about the incident or anyone who may be offered similar items for sale in suspicious circumstances to contact Ballymena Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 207 and 369 on 11/10/16.”

If someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”