Gardaí have launched an investigation after a number of cattle were killed in a traffic incident in the midlands today (Wednesday, May 12th, 2021).
The incident occurred on the M3 motorway in Co. Meath earlier this morning.
In a statement to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:
“Gardaí and emergency services are attending the scene of a three-vehicle road traffic collision on the M3 northbound.”
“The road is closed between J5 Dunboyne and J6 Dunshaughlin. Delays are expected. No injuries have been reported. Investigations are ongoing,” the spokesperson added.
In a brief update, AA Roadwatch said: “The M3 northbound remains closed at J6 Dunshaughlin as emergency services deal with a collision. Diversions are in place, including for some Bus Éireann routes.”
Individuals arrested at mart
Meanwhile, 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.
According to police, a 61-year-old male, from Sheffield, sustained a slight injury to his head. Police arrested a 53-year-old male from Shropshire for assault.
Officers also arrested a 57-year-old female for a public order offence.
Man charger for interfering with vehicles at mart
Meanwhile, police arrested and charged a man for interfering with vehicles at a livestock mart in the UK.
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.
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