Police brought a vehicle to a halt and arrested its driver, who was transporting lambs in the car’s footwell, yesterday evening (Monday, March 29th).
Officers confirmed that the male in question is legally barred from keeping animals.
Lambs found in car
In a brief post on social media, spokesperson for Police Mid Ulster said:
“Mid Ulster Neighbourhood Policing Team stopped a vehicle in Portglenone this evening. Three lambs were rescued after being transported in the footwell of a car.”
“The driver was arrested for an animal welfare offence as he is legally barred from keeping animals.” the spokesperson added.
Police chase ends in farmyard
An individual, who attempted to run over police with a car, has been arrested, after a chase ended in a farmyard.
The male attempted to drive at an officer attached to Police Mid Ulster during a routine stop near the Ballygawley roundabout on March 27th, 2021.
According to the police, the driver “attempted to run over one of our officers when he approached the car”.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Police Mid Ulster said:
“Car then made off up the A4 towards Dungannon. The helicopter wasn’t long getting overhead and was able to pick up the vehicle heading towards Moygashel.”
“Unaware his every move was being tracked from above, he thought the cops were long gone and decided to hide up in a farmyard that he had no right to be in.”
“By this stage, the eye in the sky had guided all crews into position. You can imagine the surprise on his face when we all moved in and he realised he was surrounded.” the spokesperson.
Man arrested after spreading septic tank contents
In other news, An Garda Síochána has arrested a man (60s) in relation to a suspected breach of the Waste Management Act, 1996.
On March 10th, 2021, Gardaí at Cahir received a report in relation to the possible disposal of contents from septic tanks along the N8 for three to four kilometres.
Gardaí put an operation was put in place and identified a suspect tractor and slurry tanker. A file is being prepared for the DPP.