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Kangaroo shot by arrow - Morisset

Monday, 12 June 2017 12:25:39 AM

Police are investigating after a kangaroo was shot by an arrow at Morisset yesterday.

About 2.30pm (Sunday 11 June 2017), staff at Morisset Psychiatric Hospital located a young kangaroo with a hunting arrow lodged in its abdomen within bushland in the hospital grounds.

Police from Lake Macquarie Local Area Command attended and unfortunately had to euthanize the animal.

Officers are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone with information about how the kangaroo came to be injured to come forward.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call 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 Facebook and Twitter pages.