Gardaí have responded to a report of an attempted machinery theft in Co Monaghan. Reports were made to gardaí about “a number of males” in the Cornamucklaglass area of Ballybay, who were at the rear of a premises, where attempts were being made to steal plant machinery.

The incident took place at approximately 2.30am on Wednesday 22 January.

A silver Ford Mondeo that gardaí believe to have been involved in the incident was found in an industrial estate in the Carrickmacross area Wednesday morning at approximately 7am. The vehicle has been seized for a technical examination. No arrests have been made in relation to the incident and investigations are continuing.