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Thieves steal 20 cattle from farmer (62) in hospital with pneumonia

Cruel and opportunist thieves stole 20 cattle from a farmer who is suffering from pneumonia in hospital.

The animals were taken from a farmyard in Tullyvallen area, close to Newtownhamilton on Wednesday night.

There was a mix of Charlaois, Simmental and Black Whiteheads ranging from 350kg to 450kg.

Their owner, 62-year-old Gilbert Dougan is currently laid up in hospital with the debilitating lung condition.

His daughter Emma contacted Armagh I asking for help in finding the animals taken from Barkers Road. She confirmed four have already been recovered.

“We’d be so grateful for any help we can get,” said Emma.

“Daddy is sick with pneumonia and this is the last thing he needs right now.

“The yard was locked up with a chain but it was cut open by whoever went in.”

If you have any information, please contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

*Photo of Simmental cow for illustration purposes only.

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