Images released after wild duck killed at Mittagong

***PLEASE NOTE: Images of the men will be posted on NSW Police Force social media pages.

Police are appealing for public assistance to identify two men after a wild duck was killed in the Southern Highlands on the weekend.

On Saturday (22 January 2022), officers attached to The Hume Police District were notified of reports of animal cruelty at a registered club car park on the Old Hume Highway, Mittagong

Initial inquiries have led police to believe two men chased a flock of wild ducks in the car park, before one of the ducks was caught and decapitated by one of the men.

The men left the scene a short time later and police were notified of the incident.

As investigations into the incident continue, police have released images of two men who may be able to assist with inquiries.

One man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of medium build, and is seen wearing a fluorescent yellow and blue singlet, blue football shorts, a blue cap, thongs and sunglasses.

The second male is described as being of Caucasian appearance with a slim build, and is seen wearing a grey t-shirt, blue shorts, thongs and a blue cap.

As inquiries continue, police are appealing for anyone with information or who has footage of the incident to contact Goulburn Detectives on (02) 4824 0736 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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