Firefighters rescued a man trapped in a tractor in Somerset yesterday evening (Monday, March 29th, 2021).
The incident occurred on a farm on Little Silver Lane in Wellington in the UK shortly after 6pm.
Man trapped in tractor
In a statement, a spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Services said:
“On arrival, crews from Wellington got to work, releasing the male who was trapped within the tractor unit.”
“He was successfully removed, and crews left him in the hands of paramedics and air ambulance crew.” the spokesperson concluded.
Gardaí recover stolen tractor
In other news, Gardaí have recovered a stolen tractor following a burglary in west Cork on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021.
The agricultural vehicle was located some 400kms away from the location where it was reported stolen.
Confirming the news to That’s Farming, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána, said:
“On the morning of March 24, Gardaí in Bantry received a report that a vintage tractor had been stolen from a shed on land in Schull.”
“Gardaí from Schull and the Bantry District Detective Unit attended the scene and began an investigation.”
Gardaí located the tractor in Carrick-On-Shannon on March 26, 2021, some 400 kilometres away from the location where it was reported stolen.
Furthermore, the stolen tractor has since been returned to the owner.
No arrests have been made but Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry. Gardaí thanked the public for their assistance in this matter.
Man arrested after lambs found in car
Meanwhile, Mid Ulster Police has arrested a male after officers discovered that the individual was transporting lambs in a car’s footwell.
Police made the discovery on Monday, March 29th.
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.