Arrest made in connection with lamb theft

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Police investigating the theft of 35 ewe lambs in Rathfriland at the start of October carried out searches in the Gilford area on Monday 24th October.

Following a search in the Pine View Court area, a 21 year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft, handling stolen goods, possession of a class B drug and extracting electricity. He has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

A quantity of class B drugs were seized during a search in the Scarva Road area of Gilford. Animal checks were also carried out.