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Male arrested after being found on road beside running quad

A passer-by contacted police after discovering a male beside a running quad on a country road outside Ballycastle, in Co. Antrim last week.

Late last Friday night (April 15th), Ballycastle Neighbourhood attended the scene of the single-vehicle road traffic collision.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Police Causeway Coast and Glens said:

“Thankfully, the reporting person had the sense to remove the keys from the ignition to ensure that the male could not leave prior to police arrival.”

“Subsequently, this male was arrested for being unfit through drink or drugs and conveyed to Coleraine.”

“Thankfully due to the common sense of the reporting person in removing the keys, this may have prevented a further accident or serious injury. There were no streetlights with very few houses far between, and as you can imagine, it was pitch dark.”

“The quad was safely stored away in a local farmer’s shed. Police enquiries will continue,” the spokesperson concluded.

Investigation underway after 100 lambs dumped

Police have launched an appeal for information following the discovery of over 100 dead lambs that were dumped on a farm in Radlett.

It is believed 101 lambs, which were in bags, were dumped in a field on Hill Farm between 3 pm on Thursday, April 7th, and 3.45 pm on Friday, April 8th, 2022.

PC Mike Morris from the Bushey and Radlett Safer Neighbourhood Team said the incident understandably caused “some concern” in the rural community.

He said investigating officers are “keen” to find out where the lambs came from and who is responsible for this.

In a statement, he said: “We believe that the suspect(s) would most likely have used a road named ‘Kemprow’ to access the farm.”

“If you believe you may have witnessed any suspicious activity in this area, I urge you to make contact as soon as possible.”

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