Stock Handling & Animal Welfare

NSW Police investigate Merino ewe flock theft near Harden

Sheep Central, December 12, 2022

NSW Police’s Rural Crime Prevention Team is investigating the theft of almost 300 sheep near Harden.

NEW South Wales Police’s Rural Crime Prevention Team is investigating the theft of almost 300 sheep near Harden recently.

The team is investigating the theft of 289 Merino ewes stolen from a property near the township of Harden, in the Hume Police District on Thursday 13 October 2022.

Investigators have received information about two livestock transport vehicles, whose drivers may be able to assist with inquiries.

The trucks are described as:

  1. A white or light coloured International ‘T line’ prime mover (cab-over) towing light coloured single deck stock crate
  2. A white long nose prime mover with green trim/decals towing a double deck stock crate dark in colour.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, your local police station or Rural Crime Investigator Detective Senior Constable Walker on 0427 473 460.

NSW Police said theft of this scale/magnitude has a considerable financial and psychological impact on the victim and the rural community as a whole.

Landholders are reminded to be aware of farm security and monitor suspicious vehicles/activity in and around their community.

Landholders are also reminded of the importance of reporting incidents of rural crime.

Source – NSW Police Force, Rural Crime Prevention Team, Facebook.

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