‘Stolen’ trailer recovered in a different county
A trailer thought to have been stolen in Bangor, Co. Down has been recovered by police in south Antrim – just a few days after it disappeared.
It comes just days after a quad suspected to have been stolen in Antrim was also found inside a van in Belfast.
Officers from the Antrim and Newtownabbey District Support Team assisted in the detection and recovery of both items.
Sergeant David Coulter said: “On November 24, a suspected stolen quad was recovered from outside an address in the Belfast area
It is understood, the quad may have been stolen from the Antrim area a few days beforehand. The quad was located inside a van.
“Both the quad and the van were seized by Police and enquiries are ongoing.
“On November 29, we also recovered a suspected stolen trailer in the Antrim area. This trailer is thought to have been stolen, along with other plant equipment, from the Bangor area a few days beforehand. Enquiries are currently ongoing.
“Officers also seized a suspected stolen cattle trailer in the Antrim area on November 9. Our enquiries are ongoing; however, if you have any information which could assist with our enquiries, please call the 101 number.”
In 2016 rural crime cost the region £2.5 million (€2.8 million). In November, hundreds of sheep were also suspected to have been stolen from a farm in south Co. Down.