No charges pressed after horses shot dead
NO CHARGES are being pressed after three horses were shot dead at a property in Spring Creek, Queensland.
Late last week, police from the Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) at Forest Hill were speaking to witnesses, and asking the public to call Crime Stoppers as they identified people of interest.
However, Detective Sargent Troy Whittle, from MOCS (Rural), said there would be no further investigation into the matter.
“Both parties involved came to an agreement and no charges are being pressed,” he said.
The horses strayed from their owner’s property entering thick bushland and crossing neighbouring land before arriving on the rural block where they were found dead.
The horses were pets belonging to a family and ranged in age and value.
Police wish to remind owners of livestock, including horses and cattle, that as the owner of stock you have a responsibility to ensure fences are of an adequate standard. In many council jurisdictions, it may be a breach of council by-laws to have inadequate fencing.
AGREEMENT MADE: No charges are being pressed after three horses were found dead near Gatton.