Appeal over stolen copper wire

Gardaí have renewed their appeal for information following the latest theft of Eir cable.

Wire was stolen from a location on the Killanny Road out of Carrickmacross in the townland of Monaltyduff, close to the junction with the N2, not far from where wire was previously taken over the Halloween weekend in the townland of Leeg along the N2.

'It is believed to have occurred in the last couple of days and would have taken the culprits quite some time. If anyone saw anything suspicious in the area or has dashcam footage or can offer any information, please contact the Garda at Carrickmacross on 042-9690190,' gardaí posted on social media.

Previously also, thieves last took cables from the area of Lisduff, Ballybay on Sunday, September 19, and before that again in June-July, when copper wire was stolen in the townlands of Aughrim More, Donaghmoyne and Mullaghrafferty and Moylough in Magheracloone.

Gardaí say the thieves strip the cable for its copper content but show "no regard" for the disruption it causes in rural areas to the phone lines.

In neighbouring Meath, Gardaí in Navan are investigating the theft of Eir fibre cablebetween Wednesday and Thursday, November 3-4, in the Polcastle area of Lobinstown.

Meanwhile, gardaí are still appealing to the public for assistance in tracing three 16ft galvanised gates and a 180 gallon drinker stolen from land at Stonewall, Bailieborough between 4pm and 5pm on Friday, October 22.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bailieborough Garda Station on 042-9694570.