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Tractor driver (61) charged after trailer reportedly rolls into bus

A male, aged 61, has been charged after the trailer attached to his tractor allegedly detached and rolled into a bus.

The incident occurred near the Highland Park Distillery in Orkney, Scotland, on the afternoon of Wednesday, July 12th, 2023.

Stagecoach Highlands has since released a statement, confirming that three passengers were onboard at the time, and they are assisting the police with their investigation.

Meanwhile, according to a statement from investigating police, no one was injured, and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.

BBC Radio Orkney has released footage of the aftermath of the incident on its Facebook page.


In other machinery-related news, Gardaí are continuing to carry out ongoing investigations into the theft of agricultural machinery and livestock in Kerry and West Cork.

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The thefts, which occurred from November 2022 to February 2023, resulted in approximately €110,000 of farm machinery (including a tractor and slurry tanker, which were later recovered) and livestock being stolen.

In the most recent development, a male, in his late 30s, was arrested and detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007, at a Garda Station in County Kerry, and a second male, aged in his two, was arrested prior to this.

Through an extensive investigation conducted by Gardaí from Cork West and Kerry, it was suspected the thefts were linked to an organised crime group believed to be involved in the removal of livestock and machinery from this jurisdiction.

On Tuesday, June 13th, 2023, a number of vehicles were seized during the course of a number of searches of residences and farmlands in North and West Kerry.

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In a previous article, we informed readers of what they should do if their cattle are missing/stolen, with official advice from both the DAFM and An Garda Síochána.

Read more on this article.

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