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Thieves ram open locked gates of Co Armagh farm before stealing new cattle trailer

It happened overnight at Mullaglass, near Newry, with the culprits fleeing the scene in the direction of Armagh

Thieves smashed their way on to a Co Armagh farmer’s property overnight before helping themselves to a trailer.

The incident happened at a farm at Mullaglass.

Sometime between 9pm last night (Saturday) and this morning, a new Nugent cattle trailer was stolen.

The culprits forced their way on to the farm before setting their sights on the trailer.

“A vehicle smashed through the locked gate,” said a friend of the owner. “They left dark blue paint on the gate and a smashed taillight.

“They then made off in the direction of Armagh.”

The theft has been reported to the police.

Anyone with any information on the incident can contact the PSNI on the non-emergency number 101.

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