Theft of £100k tractor big blow to farming family
An Armagh farming family, including an elderly man who suffers from dementia, have been left distressed after thieves stole a tractor and farming equipment worth £100,000.
WA Livingstone on Lisnafeedy Road is owned by brothers Stanley and Randal Livingstone and their father Wesley, but the 90-year-old has taken a back seat due to health problems.
"This theft has caused a lot of stress," Stanley told the Belfast Telegraph.
"It was taken just yards from the kitchen window.
"It's scary to think that someone was creeping about so close to the house.
"Sometimes I go out to the cows or my sons go out - who knows what could have happened."
The family's John Deere 6210R tractor - registration UJZ 5092 - and a three-tonne Sulky DX40 fertiliser sower were stolen early yesterday morning.
Stanley, who was woken by a concerned neighbour at 2.20am, said it's the fifth such incident in five years, and has panicked his dad.