£12k damage to combine harvester

POLICE in Cookstown are appealing for information about “an act of wanton vandalism” that caused damage of up to £12,000 to a combine harvester.

Sometime between 2pm on June 5 and 9am the next day, a pipe from an oil pump on the machine was removed. This caused oil to leak and the pump to seize.

The damage was caused at a farmyard at Castlefarm Road, Stewartstown.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police 0n 0845 600 8000. Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111