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JCB Fastrac stolen in midlands

Gardaí in the midlands have issued an appeal for information in connection with the theft of a JCB Fastrac.

Gardaí understand that the theft took place between Saturday evening (July 2nd, 2022), and Friday, July 8th, 2022.

In a statement, a spokesperson for investigating Gardaí in Co Meath said:

“Trim Gardaí are investigating the theft of this JCB Fastrac 185/65, registration 97-TS-**** which was stolen from a yard on the Newhaggard Rd in Trim, sometime between Saturday evening July 2nd and Friday, July 8th.”

“If you know the whereabouts of this vehicle or if you have any information in relation to the theft, please contact Trim Garda Station on 046-9481540 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111,” the spokesperson concluded.

Man (45) after 10 vehicles taken from farm

In other news, police in the UK have arrested a man (45) on suspicion of handling stolen goods after 10 vehicles were taken from a farm north of Lincoln.

Lincolnshire Police responded to a report from High Cliff farm, The Cliff, at Ingham.

According to a spokesperson, staff at High Cliff farm, The Cliff, at Ingham arrived at work on Wednesday, June 29th at around 7.20 am to find multiple units had been broken into and cars and vans stolen.

Police understand that suspects forced entry into the location. They smashed open a key safe to obtain the keys for each vehicle, before making their escape with the vehicles.

Investigating officers “sprang” into action and began searching for the vehicles. They successfully located six of the ten vehicles at a single location.

Police claim to have “quickly” located the final four, which meant that they recovered all vehicles in a 24-hour period.

Vehicles, according to police, included several Ford and Peugeot vans and an Audi car.

Police have released the 45-year-old under investigation as its enquiries continue.

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