Police have charged a man after cattle was allegedly stolen from a premise in the state’s northern tablelands earlier this year.
During the evening of Tuesday 2 March 2021, 25 weaner cattle were loaded into a truck and driven from a location in Glen Innes.
As the truck travelled along Church Street, some of the weaners fell from the truck. Members of the public assisted to herd the cattle to a safe location where police were contacted. It was later discovered that the cattle were stolen.
As the truck continued north from Glen Innes further cattle fell from the vehicle, with some suffering significant injuries and needing to be euthanised.
Following extensive inquires and a public appeal, officers from Moree Rural Crime Prevention Team attended an address in Glen Innes yesterday (Monday 1 June 2021).
A 27-year-old man was issued a court attendance notice for two counts of steal cattle and two counts of commit an act of aggravated cruelty upon an animal.
Police will allege in court that the man was also involved in the theft of 8 weaner cattle from a second Glen Innes premises in October 2020.
He’s due to appear at Glen Innes Local Court on Friday 16 July 2021.