ELDERLY COUPLE LEFT TERRIFIED AFTER ATTACKS ON THEIR FARM

first_imgA terrified Milford couple have appealed for assistance in identifying those who’ve attacked their farm and property on a number of occasions recently.Barney McBride and his wife Vera, from the downland of Golan, say they have not slept since the latest attack on their property at the weekend when extensive damage was inflicted with sheep and lambs being released on to the public road.Mr. McBride, who is 74 years old, says he fears for what might happen next after what is described as a campaign of terror on their farm and property.The farm which is three miles from Milford has been the scene of a number of attacks and thefts in the past couple of years with intensive Garda investigations ongoing. However nobody has been apprehended.Making a public appeal to the public to come to the family’s assistance, Mr. McBride said that everyone has ‘a fair idea’ who is causing this damage but more evidence is needed to bring them to justice.The Tirconail Tribune report the latest attack came at the weekend when sheep were turned loose from their pens and a number are still missing.Five tubular gates were stolen and the four tyres on their cattle trailer were slashed to bits. Locks were removed from sheds and this pattern of damage has been consistent with earlier attacks when livestock was stolen and material damage was inflicted on their property. Members of the Garda Crime Unit spent time on the farm on Monday and officers from Milford are monitoring the situation very closely.We understand the Gardai are following ‘certain lines of investigation’. However it is seen as a highly sensitive situation.The Gardai at Milford can be contacted on 07491-53060 and all information shall be treated with confidentiality.ELDERLY COUPLE LEFT TERRIFIED AFTER ATTACKS ON THEIR FARM was last modified: December 10th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:attackdonegalfarmGardaiMilfordlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY MAN WHO WENT ON CRIME SPREE TELLS COURT HE WANTS TO BE CHEF

first_imgA Letterkenny man who succumbed to substance abuse went on a spree of theft and handling stolen goods.Letterkenny court.Enda McGowan of Dromore, appeared before Letterkenny District Court on a date of charges. A number were struck out but he pleaded guilty to a number of charges including handling stolen goods, theft and trespassing.The court heard that McGowan, 29, had 27 previous charges for a range of offences including theft, mis-use of drugs, public order and traffic charges.One of the offences related to the handling of stolen goods including three One Direction concert tickets as well as bank cards belonging to Brian Neely of Drumardagh, Letterkenny on October 22nd, 2013.The court was told that €600 was taken from Mr Neely’s accounts and that McGowan had €600 in cash in fifty euro notes but claimed it was his even though he did not have a bank card.The court that Mr Neely had not been refunded by his banks for the stolen cash.On a separate date, McGowan was caught with fuel vouchers at Tobins Filling Station in Letterkenny on October 12th, 2013 which had been the property of Bridgin Carr.The vouchers as well as €699 in cash had been removed from Ms Carr’s jeep and enquiries later traced the vouchers and cash to McGowan.The court also heard details of an alleged trespassing incident involving McGowan at Newline Road in Letterkenny.McGowan was also charged with a number of incidents in which he drove off without paying for petrol.His solicitor Kieran O’Gorman said his client came from a very respectable family but had become caught up in substance abuse.He said he had an amount of cash in court on behalf of his client which meant none of those affected by his client’s actions were left at a loss.He said McGowan had now “taken hold of his life” and had been accepted on a course and wanted to train as a chef.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case to allow McGowan consult with the probation and welfare services.LETTERKENNY MAN WHO WENT ON CRIME SPREE TELLS COURT HE WANTS TO BE CHEF was last modified: May 19th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEnda McGowanhandling stolen goodsletterkennytheftlast_img read more