Causeway cow crime crackdown
Thursday, 20 April 2017
AS Police launch a new campaign to tackle agricultural and rural crime, an appeal has been issued for witnesses following the report of cattle theft from premises in the Greysteel and Eglinton area.
Limavady police are appealing for witnesses and information after it is believed up to 15 Friesian cattle were stolen during a night in March.
Constable Kenny Hughes said: "It was reported between Saturday March 18 and Sunday March 19, 12 to 15 Friesian cattle were stolen during the night from the rear yard of a residential premises in the Greysteel/Eglinton area.
“We are appealing to anyone that may have any information or to anyone that may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the time or to anyone that may have been offered similar Friesian cattle for sale in suspicious circumstances to contact Limavady Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 381 of the 19/03/17.
“Or, alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."
According to the latest Agricultural and Rural Crime figures, the number of burglary, robbery and theft offences for the Causeway Coast and Glens borough was 56 for the period January 2016 to December 2016.
This is down by one on the previous year's figure of 57 for the period January 2015 to December 2015.
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