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Carrick-on-Shannon gardai are investigating the theft of a lorry from a business premises on the Boyle Road last week.

Carrick-on-Shannon gardai are investigating the theft of a lorry from a business premises on the Boyle Road last week.

Thieves stole the Scania Beaver Tailed Low Loader - used for the transport of heavy plant machinery - some time on Wednesday night/Thursday morning last week.

The lorry, registration number 98 LM 1231, has the name Kalzen written on the cab.

According to gardai the thieves broke a gate lock into a yard at the property before making off with the vehicle.

They are appealing for anyone who may have been in the locality over the night of Wednesday, September 25/Thursday, September 26, last to contact them in confidence on (071) 9620021.

Carrick-on-Shannon Gardai are also investigating the seizure of a quantity of ecstasy tablets in the county town over the weekend.

A spokesperson for the gardai said that the tablets seized were green in colour and were stamped with an apple shape.

The tablets are similar to tablets which have been the subject of health warnings issued in Northern Ireland and the Republic in recent weeks and gardai are urging people not to consume tablets matching this description.

Local gardai are also urging people not to leave valuables in their cars after a spate of break-ins. Ensure any valuables are brought with you or locked in the boot.

Gardai in Co Roscommmon are investigating the discovery of a man’s body in a field near Ballaghaderreen over the weekend.

The man’s body was discovered in the Lisacul area.

Gardai are not treating the death as suspicious.