Sheep deliberately run over in regional Qld: Police

POLICE in Queensland are investigating disturbing reports of farm animal being deliberately run over in the state’s Central West.

The Longreach Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad (SARCIS) are appealing for public information after receiving reports of livestock being deliberately mowed down in the Barcaldine Regional Shire area.

Police said in one incident, an injured animal had to be euthanised by its owner.


Investigators said the animal was left badly injured after being struck by a vehicle.

Similar incidents have also been reported on Narbethong and Tumbar Road, the Landsborough Highway and along Aramac Road, north of Barcaldine.

Police are reminding people that deliberately striking animals with a vehicle is a form of animal cruelty and is treated as a serious offence by the Queensland Police Service.

“Producers face enough hardship without having their stock wilfully killed or maimed,” Detective Sergeant Dave Perry from Longreach SARCIS said.

“We are appealing for information from the public to stop these crimes and identify those responsible for these offences.”

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or ring the Longreach Stock and Rural Crime Investigation Squad on 4652 5202.