Farm Ireland

Friday 23 February 2018

Farmer has car stolen while counting cattle in field

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Ciaran Moran

Ciaran Moran

Gardai in Ashbourne are investigating the theft of a farmer’s car on Sunday and are appealing to the public for information.

Members of the public are being urged to keep a look out for the blue VW Passat with a 171 D registration.

The car was stolen from Kilmoon at 9.15am this morning when the owner was tending to cattle in a field.

Any information should be forwarded to Ashbourne Garda Station on 01-8010600.

Two-thirds of farmers have been the victims of crime, according to a recent survey by the ICSA.

Damage to property and theft are the most common types of offence experienced by landowners, while fraud and assault are also reported in a sample of 861 agricultural households surveyed between January 2014 and May 2016.

Neither violence nor arson is found to be a statistically significant feature among the experiences of farmers, their families or workers.

However, about 40 per cent have had property stolen, and the report notes a high level of repeat targeting.

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