Man charged with illegal hunting, trespass on Nyngan property

A 24-year-old man was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Monday, June 1. Photo: File.
A 24-year-old man was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Monday, June 1. Photo: File.

A man will face court today charged with illegal hunting and trespass in the state's north west.

About 1.20pm on Saturday, May 31, it was reported to police that two men were trespassing on a property on Pangee Road, Nyngan, when their white Toyota Hilux became bogged.

The two men left the location on foot with dogs when they were approached by employees on the property.

Officers attached to Central North Police District attended and commenced an investigation.

The Toyota was seized by police and searched, locating three knives.

Following enquiries, a 24-year-old man attended Nyngan Police Station where he was arrested.

He was charged with enter private land to hunt animal without owner consent and enter agricultural land with hunting dog.

The 24-year-old man was refused bail to appear at Dubbo Local Court on Monday, June 1.

Central North Police District Commander, Superintendent Andrew Hurst said encourages the rural community to immediately report all cases of suspected trespassing and illegal hunting.

Supt Hurst said it will provide police with the opportunity to identify and prosecute those responsible.

"If any member of the public has information about rural crime offences, contact your local police station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000," Supt Hurst said.

Inquiries are continuing and a further arrest is expected to be made.

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