CRIME LATEST: 1.6 tonnes of coal stolen

The coal was taken in 40kg bags.
The coal was taken in 40kg bags.

Police are investigating the theft of 1.6 tonnes of coal from a business on the Glasgort Road, Aghadowey sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning.

Constable James Smyth told The Coleraine Times: “The coal was taken in 40kg bags, which are unique because they cannot be sold legally in Northern Ireland and were destined for the Republic of Ireland.

“I would ask that anyone who knows anything about the theft or has been offered a 40kg bag for coal for sale recently contact police on the non-emergency number 101. Or, you can provide information in confidence via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”