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‘Another concerning incident’ as thieves target Co Armagh farm

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Concerns have been raised following yet another theft from a Co Armagh farm this week.

A quad bike was stolen from a farm on the Darkley Road in Keady during the early hours of Monday, June 18.

The red Honda 500cc came with a specialised winch attachment at the front, making it a unique looking quad.

DUP MLA William Irwin hit at those responsible for the theft of a a very valuable farm vehicle.

“Rural crime continues to be an issue affecting our rural community and farmers are in many cases bearing the brunt of the criminality as thieves target farm yards,” he said.

“Hopefully those behind this criminality will be apprehended and brought before the courts.

“Rural crime is costly to our agriculture industry and whilst farmers can do all they can to make a farm yard as secure as possible it is so difficult to fully lock down a working farm.

“However, generally I would urge farmers to ensure valuable machinery is locked and stored out of sight where possible within farm buildings.”

He added: “I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the Darkley Road area of Keady in the early hours of Monday morning to contact police immediately and assist with their inquiries.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101 quoting CC2018061801508.

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