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Saturday 16 December 2017

Gardai investigating fake cattle crash that cost elderly farmer €400

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Ciaran Moran

Ciaran Moran

Gardai in Roscommon are investigating an incident that saw an elderly farmer defrauded out of €400.

On Shannonside Radio today Sergent Paul McDermott, said on that Sunday September 24, a man called to the door of an elderly farmer in Summerhill, Roscommon claiming to have been involved in an accident with some of his cattle.

The man demanded compensation of €400 from the farmer.

The elderly man paid the visitor but Gardai have subsequently discovered that there was no accident and that the incident was a fraud.

Sergent McDermott said the man was in his early to mid fifties, 5ft 8in to 5ft 10in tall, of stocky build and had thick, fair hair. He also said the man was clean shaven and wore a brown suit.

Investigating Gardai are asking anybody that was in the Crannagh area of Summerhill on Sunday afternoon on September 24 between 4 and 4.30pm to report any strange activity.

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