An appeal for information has been made following the theft of a Nugent trailer along with a number of fence posts from a yard in Co. Armagh in recent days.

Making the appeal, local Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) officers based in Co. Armagh said:

"It has been reported to police that, over the past weekend, a Nugent branded 8ftx4ft trailer along with a payload of fence posts has been taken from the vicinity of Traynors Auto Parts a few miles outside of Armagh.

[caption id="attachment_543978" align="aligncenter" width="788"] Image source: Police Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon[/caption]

"The fence posts almost filled the trailer making it quite distinctive.

It is believed that a large 4x4 jeep-type vehicle may have been used.

The police officers took to social media with photos of a Nugent 8ftx4ft trailer - which is not the one taken but the same model - and the type of fence posts it contained.

The PSNI statement concluded by stating: "If you recall seeing a similar trailer being towed or have any information that may prove helpful please ring 101 quoting reference 291 of the 09/11/2020."

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