An appeal for information following the theft of 10 cattle and an electric fence in mid-September has been made by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).

The robbery reportedly happened in the Drumankelly Road area of Lisburn in Co. Antrim - sometime between Sunday, September 17, and Monday, September 18.

Police received a report at approximately 3:50pm on September 18 that 10 cattle and an electric fence had been stolen, according to PSNI Chief Inspector Lorraine Dobson.

It’s believed the theft occurred between 5:00pm the previous evening and 3:50pm on September 18.

The cattle stolen include: a three-year-old black Limousin; a four-year-old red Limousin; a three-year-old Belgian Blue; a 15-month-old red Limousin; a six-month-old black Aberdeen Angus; three six-month-old Herefords; a six-month-old Aberdeen Angus; and a six-month-old Limousin.

Anyone who was in the Drumankelly Road area around the time of the incident and has any information about the theft is asked to come forward and contact their local police station.

The PSNI is also urging people to be wary of anyone offering livestock matching the description of the cattle mentioned above for resale.

Trailer containing dead ewe stolen

Meanwhile, it was reported yesterday that thieves in Co. Monaghan stole a trailer containing a dead ewe - along with some tools - under the cover of darkness on Sunday night (October 1) or early yesterday morning (October 2).

The farmer had been using the Hudson livestock trailer on Sunday evening to collect a dead ewe from a field.

It was then parked up for the evening at around 6:00pm, just 150ft from the farmer’s parents’ home – which is located a few miles outside Ballybay. The trailer was last seen by the farmer as he left the yard shortly after 7:00pm.

Suspicion was raised when a neighbour discovered that gates leading into the farmyard were open at 6:45am yesterday morning. It was later noticed that both a chainsaw and con-saw were also taken in the raid.

Members of An Garda Siochana have been made aware of the robbery. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ballybay Garda Station on: 042-9741002.