Police in New South Wales, are investigating after four head of cattle were found shot dead in Cangai, west of Grafton, two weeks ago.
Two cows were found shot dead on a property on the Gwydir Highway, while two bullocks found dead at a property on Coombadja Road, both in Cangai, on Monday 16 May.
Police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command were notified after the bodies were found by the property owners; it’s believed the attack happened between Friday 13 May and Monday 16 May 2016.
The bodies have undergone forensic examination and investigations into the incidents are continuing.
Officers investigating the matter are urging anyone with information about the incidents or similar incidents to come forward.
The cattle have a combined estimated value of $8000.
SARCIS save stolen beast from slaughter
Meanwhile, detectives from Queensland’s Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad in Rockhampton have charged a man with stock stealing after he allegedly stole a neighbour’s beast and transported it to a local slaughter house for butchering.
A search of the man’s property by SARCIS Detectives allegedly located further stock belonging to the neighbour.
A 65-year-old Gladstone man will appear in the Gladstone Magistrates Court on June 20 with stock stealing and a number of other stock and weapon related charges.
Man arrested for stealing 150kg of beef from SA butcher
South Australian police arrested a man yesterday in relation to break-in at Kadina over the weekend.
At about 1.30am on Sunday, patrols were called to Graves Street after a caller reported hearing loud noises.
Police soon discovered the front of a meat store had been smashed in and about 150kg of beef had been stolen.
Later that morning, the stolen meat was located in a car park and further enquiries led police to an address in Kadina.
A search of that address uncovered equipment used in the cultivation of cannabis.
A 30-year-old from Kadina has been charged with serious criminal trespass, theft and possess prescribed equipment.
He has been bailed to appear in the Kadina Magistrates Court on 15 August.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to these incidents to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or to use the Crime Stoppers website at crimestoppers.com.au.