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Family offering cash reward following theft of sentimental tractor in Loughgall

A Co Armagh family have offered up a cash reward following the theft of a tractor just before Christmas.

Some time between December 21 and Christmas Eve a red Massey Ferguson 250 with a Lambourn cab (pictured) was stolen from a farmyard on the Annahugh Road in Loughgall.

The tractor also had a yard scrapper attached at the time of the theft.

If you have seen this tractor or you have any information surrounding it please contact police quoting the reference 648 24/12/18 or alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Newry and Armagh DUP MLA William Irwin has spoken of his concern following the theft of the tractor.

“I know the family well and speaking to them in the past few days they are shocked by this theft,” explained Mr Irwin.

“The tractor has sentimental value for the family and they are very keen to get it back again.

“It is scandalous that yet another tractor has been stolen by thugs intent on preying on hard working farmers.

“The family has offered a cash reward for any information that leads to the recovery of the tractor and I would appeal to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to report this information to the PSNI and assist with their investigations.”

Mr Irwin concluded: “Rural crime is a constant concern and this is another example of what our rural communities contend with in trying to keep their property secure.

“It is ridiculous that thugs can come in and steal at will, creating misery for our farming community. Hopefully whoever is responsible for this criminality can be apprehended as soon as possible.”

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