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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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‘We safely stopped the vehicle with a stinger device and a hedge’

Police in Co Fermanagh, Northern Ireland arrested a male for various motoring offences, including dangerous driving, over the weekend.

Crews from the District Support Team witnessed a vehicle driving dangerously on the Boa Island road area yesterday (Sunday, May 30th, 2021).

According to a spokesperson for Police Fermanagh and Omagh, subsequently, officers tried to stop the vehicle; however, “the driver had other ideas and put the foot down”.

Police chase 

“A pursuit was commenced from the Kesh area and onto the Clanabogan Road, Omagh. With help from Omagh local Police, Mid Tyrone and Erne North Neighbourhood Policing teams, we have safely stopped the vehicle with use of a stinger device and a hedge.”

“A male tried to make off, but he was not as quick on his feet and was subsequently arrested for various motoring offences.”

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Police have issued an appeal for information. “If anyone has witnessed the dangerous driving of a light grey Vauxhall Vectra with an English registration and would be keen to provide a statement or dash camera footage of the driving, please get in touch via 101 or private message quoting reference 2122 of 30th May ‘21,” the spokesperson concluded.

Dogs kill Highland cow and full-term unborn calf

Meanwhile, dogs chased a Highland cow “to death”, killing her and her full-term unborn calf last week.

The incident has prompted the farmer to urge the public to be responsible dog owners.

In a post on social media, the farmer said: “Our beautiful Highland cow called Gladys was killed yesterday evening on Eggardon Hill.”

“Some people recklessly allowed their dogs (reportedly Labradors) to chase her to death, killing both her and her full-term unborn calf.”

“Had I the farmer or the national that been informed at the time, Gladys would not have possibly languished all night in serious injury, pain and distress, and we might have been able to save her and her unborn calf.”

“These native breeds are imperative for grazing Eggardon to encourage nesting birds and rare flowering plants to thrive.”

“We are begging people to please please please adhere to the notice on the gate and KEEP YOUR DOGS ON A LEAD!”

“We cannot afford in financial terms and for mine and my children’s mental well-being to continuously deal with these distressing losses,” the farmer concluded.

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