Northern Ireland

Charity cancer trailer is stolen

A mobile advice centre used by cancer sufferers has been stolen in County Fermanagh.

The 40-foot trailer was taken from a locked-up yard at Tempo. It was used by the charity Cancer Connect and will cost over £9,000 to replace.

The charity group was set up by husband and wife, Phil and Breda McGrenaghan.

Mr McGrenaghan said police suggested that the trailer might have been stolen for scrap because the ladders were left behind, rendering it useless.

"We couldn't gain access to the yard on Saturday morning as the thieves had changed the lock on the gate, I was just so shocked," he said.

"It was the lowest of the low taking something like this and it hurts that we we are left without it.

"The trailer was used for shows and publicity and to raise awareness of the work the charity do and it was a very useful arm of the charity.

"We were planning to take it to Enniskillen show but obviously we won't be able to do that now."