Farmers warned to ‘be aware’ after Gilford theft attempt

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A warning has gone out to local farmers after an attempted theft in the area last night.

Police report an attempt was made to steal a tractor and trailer in Gilford.

The culprit(s) succeeded in taking both tractor and trailer from a yard, but the two were then abandoned a short distance away.

Following the attempt a police spokesperson urged local farmers to ‘be aware’!

He advised: “Secure your machines; lock your gates.

“If possible put things inside at night time.

“If you have the means to do so, think about installing security lighting and/or CCTV.

“Regularly check your yards and fields and report any suspicious behaviour.”