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Deaths lead to charges

CRUEL ACT: Three goats from the same herd as these two were shot and killed with arrows on a Greenlands property before having their heads cut off on New Years Day last year. Photo Contributed
CRUEL ACT: Three goats from the same herd as these two were shot and killed with arrows on a Greenlands property before having their heads cut off on New Years Day last year. Photo Contributed Contributed

THE slaughter of three goats on a Greenlands property on New Year's Day last year is one step closer to a resolution after police recently charged a 20-year-old man in relation to the offence.

Detective Senior Constable Scott Petrie said the Logan Village resident was charged with killing the animals with intent to steal.

Police were called to the property at Greenlands by the landholder who had allegedly disturbed five men trespassing on his property, Det Sen Const Petrie said.

"The landholder ran a herd of goats on his property and shortly after chasing the men away the landholder located the bodies of three goats," he said. Each had allegedly been shot and killed with arrows before having its head cut off.

Det Snr Const Petrie said the charges were laid as part of an ongoing investigation by police.

The man will appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on November 12.

Police want to remind hunters to ensure they have permission to hunt at all times.

Police have urged anyone with information relating to the goat incident to phone Crime Stoppers, which can be done anonymously. The phone number is 1800 333 000.

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