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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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2 men arrested for drug offences after chasing livestock

Police arrested two males after receiving reports from a farmer that the individuals were chasing his livestock.

Sgt Simpson arrested the males for the possession of Cannabis with intent to supply and one of them (the driver) for providing a positive drugs wipe.

The incident occurred in Cheshire in the UK on Sunday, July 11th, 2021.

Two males arrested

In a statement, Sgt Simpson of Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team said:

“This came about after a farmer reported people in his field running after his livestock.”

“As we arrived, the car came down the single track road and came face to face with us. Bad timing for them, but not as bad as their decision making.”

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“They are off to custody, and their car has been seized for being used in crime.”

“A great big thank you to the officers from Macclesfield Police who came to assist us with the searches.”

Sgt Simpson stressed that it is “really important that we support our remote rural communities”.

“Even this suspicious incident has led to a couple of arrests and our rural roads being safer.”

“The other vehicles at the location dispersed very quickly too, but most were from the wider Manchester area,” the Sgt concluded.

Drivers in court after collision involving car and JCB Fastrac with 15,000 litres of slurry

Meanwhile, last week, two drivers appeared in court following a serious collision involving a car and a JCB Fastrac transporting 15,000 litres of slurry.

Both drivers pleaded guilty to different offences at Harrogate Magistrates’ Court.

The court appearance follows a collision that occurred on the A19 at Escrick, North Yorkshire, in December.

According to police, the Volkswagen driver was turning right and failed to see a JCB Fastrac towing a slurry tanker that was travelling in the opposite direction.

“During a long and complicated rescue, firefighters had to slice the roof off the Beetle so they could rescue the passenger.”

“Our investigation, with help from the DVSA, found that the tanker had two defective tyres and all four brakes produced significantly less force than they should.”

JCB driver David Coning, 53, of Tollerton near York, pleaded guilty to using a trailer in a dangerous condition. He received three penalty points and £574 in fines and costs.

Furthermore, the Volkswagen driver Matthew Parker, 21, of Haxby, pleaded guilty to careless driving. Therefore, the judge gave him six penalty points and £334 fines and costs.

Read more on this court case.   

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