Police seek information into shooting, decapitation of pet deer – Mid North Coast PD

Police are appealing for information into an illegal hunting incident which occurred on the state’s Mid North Coast in April 2019.

Between 12am and 4am Thursday 25 April 2019, a privately-owned Sambar Stag (deer) was shot, skinned and decapitated on a rural property in Fernbank Creek, near Port Macquarie.

Officers attached to the Mid North Coast Rural Crime Prevention Team responded to reports of the incident and established a crime scene.

Investigations continue.

Police wish to speak with the driver or occupant of a 2015 white Toyota Landcruiser with a green canopy which was seen leaving the vicinity of the area and travelling south along the Pacific Highway towards Johns River.

Police believe the occupants of this vehicle may be able to assist with the investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident, or who noticed any suspicious activity in the Fernbank Creek area during the evening of Wednesday night and Thursday morning in late April, is urged to contact the Mid North Coast Rural Crime Investigator at Kempsey Police Station on 6561 6199.

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.

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