Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a break-in at Plymouth Argyle Football Club’s Home Park stadium that saw the pitch left badly damaged by a tractor.

The vehicle, normally used by the League One side’s grounds team, was accessed and driven over the Home Park playing surface in the early hours of Sunday, June 5.

It is estimated that thousands of pounds-worth of damage was caused to the pitch.

Three boys, who are both under the age of 16 and from the Plymouth area, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary.

They have been released under investigation while police enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or email [email protected], quoting crime reference CR/048962/22.

Meanwhile, police in Northern Ireland are appealing for witnesses to a fatal collision that took place in Magherafelt last night (June 7).

The collision involved a red Massey Ferguson tractor and a black Triumph Daytona motorbike.

The rider of the motorbike, a man in his 40s, was brought to hospital but died shortly afterwards from his injuries.

The road remains closed while an investigation into the collision takes place.

Sergeant Amanda McIvor has appealed to anyone who witnessed the collision, including another motorcyclist seen in the area at the time, or who has dash-cam footage which could assist officers with their enquiries, to contact the Collision Investigation Unit on 101, quoting reference number 1977 07/06/22.