Investigation launched to find who ploughed protected Donegal beach

The National Parks and Wildlife Service has launched an investigation into who ploughed a protected beach in South Donegal.

An area more than 250 metres long by 50 metres wide was tilled on Murvagh beach near Donegal town.

A wildlife ranger yesterday consulted local landowners in a bid to trace the offender, who can be prosecuted.

Murvagh is a special protected area for birds and is also a special area of conservation.