GARDAI have thanked the local farming community in Milford for their assistance in a major investigation which resulted in a local man being brought before the courts charged with handling stolen sheep.
In a statement following Thursday’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court, Gardai in the Milford District said they have been working closely with the farming community recently due to concerns of sheep theft in the District.
Gardaí were assisted by the Department of Agriculture in their investigation.
They also issued a reminder to the agricultural community of the most common modus operandi of sheep rustlers.
“Gardaí would like to thank the local farming community for their assistance in this latest investigation. We would like to remind the general public and the farming community that thieves need a working knowledge of livestock.”
The added: “Not every criminal can steal livestock, they need a market and they need to be familiar with the area. A criminal involved in livestock theft will have visited a number of times before they strike.”
With this in mind, Gardai concluded by reminding people to “always report suspicious activity to your local Gardaí”.
See Monday’s edition of the Donegal News for more.
Posted: 2:59 pm September 7, 2018