A Meath-based community alert group has appealed for information after a tractor was vandalised at Tara Athletic Grounds.
The athletics and soccer club’s tractor, which it uses for ground maintenance, had its windscreen smashed.
In a statement, a spokesperson for Skryne Community Alert said:
“Sadly, once again, we have to report vandalism at Tara Athletic Club Grounds at Ross Cross.”
“Both Skryne Tara AFC and Tara AC are trying, at great expense, to provide proper facilities for the youth of our parish. Unfortunately, some idiots have decided to cause trouble and damage to property at the grounds.”
“This is not the first time we have had to report such acts of vandalism (we can think of other words to describe it). It causes volunteers to wonder why such vendettas are aimed at our club.”
“Both clubs are requesting their members and also the general public to be vigilant and please report any unwelcome ‘visitors’ to the track.”
“If anybody is aware of people just loitering at Tara Athletic Grounds for no good reason, they can call any committee member of either club or the Gardaí in Ashbourne on 01 8010600 or any Garda station.”
In a statement, a spokesperson for Skryne GFC added:
“This is just totally unacceptable, and if anyone has seen anything, we ask that it is reported.“
“We urge anyone that sees anything suspicious to report it immediately. All grounds are left open for the benefit of the general public.”
“Unfortunately, some fools think it is ok to damage property that is part of the upkeep of the green areas. We hope the culprits are caught,” the spokesperson concluded.
Woman dies after collision with tractor and spraying trailer
Meanwhile, a woman has died following a collision with a tractor and spraying trailer in Scotland.
Police Scotland is appealing witnesses following the fatal two-vehicle crash on the B9128 between Carnoustie and Forfar.
The crash involved a green John Deere tractor and a silver VW Polo on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021.
Emergency services attended; however, the car passenger, a 56-year-old woman, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 69-year-old female driver of the car was taken to hospital as a precaution. The 42-year-old male tractor driver was uninjured.