Police seek witnesses to roo incident

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Police seek witnesses to roo incident.
Camera IconPolice seek witnesses to roo incident. Credit: Simon Santi The West Australian

Jerramungup police are investigating a suspected case of animal cruelty in which they believe a kangaroo was deliberately chased and run over in Bremer Bay earlier this month.

Sergeant Simon Bickers said police received information that a light-coloured LandCruiser ute had been spotted chasing the kangaroo and running it down near midnight on Sunday, June 2.

Police attended the scene the next day and found the dead kangaroo.

Sgt Bickers said the maximum penalty for an offence of animal cruelty was five years in jail.

“We would be very disappointed if it was local people committing an offence like this and discourage anyone from this type of behaviour,” he said.

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“Anyone who might have seen the vehicle earlier in the night matching that description is urged to contact us.”

Anyone with information or footage of the incident can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Jerramungup police on 131 444.

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