NSW police have charged a man after cattle were allegedly stolen from a premise in the state’s northern tablelands earlier this year.
During the evening on March 22, 25 weaner cattle were loaded into a truck and driven from a Saleyards 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 inquiries and a public appeal by the New England Rural Crime Prevention Team, investigators attended an address in Bolivia NSW on May 24 where a crime scene warrant was executed and numerous cattle were seized.
A tip from a Big Rigs reader helped identify where the truck in the CCTV footage police released was purchased from.
Police attended an address in Glen Innes on Monday this week where 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 eight weaner cattle from the same Saleyards in October 2020.
He’s due to appear at Glen Innes Local Court on Friday, July 16.