28 January 2024

Police appeal for information about mysterious dumping of 56 sheep at saleyards

| Shri Gayathirie Rajen
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Rural Crime Prevention investigators are appealing for information about 56 sheep left unattended at the Wagga Wagga Livestock Marketing Centre. Photo: NSW Police/iStock/tracielouise.

Police are looking into why a flock of untagged sheep was left unattended at a saleyard in Wagga last year.

Wagga Rural Crime Prevention Team officers are appealing for information about 56 sheep that were left unattended at the Wagga Wagga Livestock Marketing Centre in October.

Police said the sheep had been transported to the saleyards in Webb Street, Bomen, by unknown means and did not have tags/identifiers.

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Investigations have so far failed to find the owner of the sheep, and police say the dumping is suspicious.

If you are missing a similar number of sheep and can describe them or have any information regarding them, contact Detective Senior Constable Ned Doubleday at Wagga Wagga Police Station on 0429 596 435.

If you have information that may assist the Rural Crime Prevention Team in returning the sheep to their owner, you can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1800 333 000, online or phone Wagga police at (02) 6922 2599. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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