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anti-crime patrol Tipperary gardai praised for rescuing abandoned pony

Gardai in Tipperary have been out patrolling the roads in the area while also rescuing a stray horse.

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It has been a busy couple of days for gardai in Tipperary who have been out patrolling the roads in the area while also rescuing a stray horse.

Yesterday afternoon Cahir Gardai carrying out an anti-crime patrol in Knocklofty observed a vehicle with a number of people on board “acting suspiciously in the area”.

According to the gardai’s Facebook page, the driver handed gardai a fake driving licence which was confirmed using the #MobilityApp.

“Car seized and court to follow,” they posted.

On the same afternoon Cahir Gardai stopped another vehicle for its defective lighting and manner of driving.

“The driver, a learner permit holder, failed a roadside drug test after testing positive for cannabis and was arrested and taken to Cahir Garda Station,” gardai said in a follow up post.

Later that night, Clonmel Community Policing Unit responded to reports of a stray pony in the town.

“Gardaí located the pony which was visibly cold, hungry and in need of shelter,” they said. “The pony was seized and taken to sanctuary where it will receive veterinary treatment.

“Many thanks to the local resident that reported this incident and helped in its recovery,” they added.

Their hard work was applauded by others on social media, with one person writing: ‘Fantastic to hear of these animal rescues.....keep up the great work.’

Another added: ‘Fantastic work, well done poor little pet, one of the lucky ones’.

One other person said: ‘Well done everyone for saving this little guy. Please keep an eye out for all animals in need of care in this cold weather. Keep reporting everybody.’

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