NSW Police investigates ongoing thefts of Dorper sheep

Sheep Central, July 5, 2023

NSW police are investigating ongoing thefts of Dorper sheep in the New England area.

NEW South Wales police are investigating the theft of small numbers of Dorper sheep at Mt Russell in the New England Police District.

The New England Rural Crime Prevention Team is investigating the ongoing theft of small numbers of sheep from the same property near the Mount Russell village. Rural Crime Investigators believe the sheep may have been killed and butchered for meat.

An ear tag similar to those on sheep reported stolen at Mt Russell.

The stolen Mt Russell sheep also bore this ear mark and tag.

NSW Police described the sheep as mixed age black-headed Dorper ewes. They contain an ear-mark of a W from the top and bottom of the ear. The sheep also contain visual and electronic ear-tags of varying colours. The visual ear tags have “MCD” and a number printed.

Investigators from the Rural Crime Prevention Team at Inverell are keen to speak with any person who may be able to assist with any information in relation to the stolen sheep or have identified any suspicious behavior/motor vehicles in the area.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call the Rural Crime Prevention Team – Inverell 6722 0527 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page – Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.

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


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