Angus cross steer illegally shot with an unknown calibre firearm and slaughtered at a Merriwa property

HUNTER Valley Police District’s rural crime investigators are looking into a sickening incident that occurred at Merriwa last month.

It’s been reported an Angus cross steer was illegally shot with an unknown calibre firearm – and slaughtered – on a Gummun Road property during the evening of Wednesday, November 28.

The offender/s entered the victim’s paddock and butchered the beast, with all four quarters being cut from the carcass.

The investigators are also examining two similar incidents in the Stuart Town and Collie areas.

If residents have any information about this crime, contact the Hunter Valley Police District or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.