Two men detained in Portlaoise over stolen Laois tractor

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Two men detained in Portlaoise over stolen Laois tractor

Two men have been detained by gardai in Portlaoise in relation to a tractor and trailer that were stolen from a farm in The Rock, Mountmellick.

One man was arrested on Thursday and released without charge on Friday afternoon.

Another man remains in custody at Portlaoise garda station.

Both men are from West Clare. 

The tractor and trailer worth €70,000 was stolen from a farmyard in Mountmellick has been located and returned to its owner.

A Massey Ferguson 6480 tractor with the reg of 12 LS 1137 along with a red Broughan grain trailer with a rollover cover was stolen overnight on January 12 and gardai spent over two weeks tracing the tractor and trailer with CCTV.

The tractor was recovered from County Clare.

The owner, Rory Doyle, told the Leinster Express that the burglars knew the lie of the land on their farm in The Rock area of Mountmellick.

The tractor has now been located and returned safely to its owners. 

Read more: Stolen tractor and trailer found and returned to owners in Mountmellick.

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