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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Two arrests made at livestock mart following incident

Police arrested two individuals, a male and woman in their 50s, following an incident at Borderway Mart in Carlisle last week.

Officers attended the mart on Thursday evening (May 6th), following bull inspections as part of the British Limousin Society’s sale.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Cumbria Police, said:

“Police were called to an incident of assault at Borderway Mart in Carlisle on 6th May at 8.50pm.”

“A 61-year-old male, from Sheffield, sustained a slight injury to his head. A 53-year-old male from Shropshire was arrested for assault and later cautioned for the offence.”

“Also, a 57-year-old female from Shropshire was arrested for public order offence and also cautioned,” the spokesperson concluded.

Read the report from the sale, where entries reached 50,000gns.

Man charged for interfering with vehicles at livestock mart

Meanwhile, police arrested and charged a man for interfering with vehicles at a livestock mart in the UK.

This is the second attempted theft at Cutcombe Market (Exmoor Farmers’ Livestock Auctions LTD) this week.

Avon and Somerset Police have urged the public to keep their “eyes open and report suspicion”.

Man arrested

In a post on social media, a spokesperson for AS Police Rural Affairs Unit said: “Male arrested for interfering with motor vehicles at Cutcombe Market and charged to court.”

“Great work by local farmers and police. Lock vehicles, take valuables with you. 2nd vehicle attack this week at a market, eyes open and report suspicion,” the spokesperson concluded.

Marts re-opening

In other mart-related news, premises will re-open to members of the public in Ireland from May 17th, 2021.

Minister Charlie McConalogue confirmed that buyers and sellers will return to mart rings, whilst adhering to public guidelines from the above date.

Meanwhile, sellers returned to ringsides in livestock marts across Northern Ireland on Monday, May 3rd, 2021, as we reported.

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