Appeal after car stolen

Gardaí thanked the public for assistance in tracing a van taken from Mullaghmatt area of Monaghan

Gardaí in Monaghan are investigating the theft of a black-coloured Volkswagen Passat. The car, partial registration 07D21**, was taken from the Aughrim Beg area, near Castleblayney, overnight on August 30-31.

Separately, gardaí have thanked the public for their assistance in tracing a 161 Peugeot Partner van taken from Mullaghmatt area of Monaghan on Tuesday evening, August 24.

In a social media post, Cavan-Monaghan Gardaí said that the van and its contents had been recovered.

A public alert issued led to the van being recovered and the arrest of one male who was questioned at Castleblayney Garda Station and released without charge. A file is currently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the matter.

“A big Thank You to everyone who shared our post and to those who assisted us with the investigation,” said gardaí.