Man to be charged for roo attack in Heathcote

POLICE are disgusted with the actions of a man who allegedly mowed down a kangaroo at the Heathcote Golf Club.

Leading Senior Constable Karl Kerschbaumer from Heathcote police said an 18-year-old man would be charged on summons with aggravated animal cruelty and trespass. 

“It happened on Thursday night at the Heathcote Golf Club about 8.30pm,” he said.

Police allege that the man was driving and chasing roos and ran one down, killing it.  It was a female and had a joey that was left abandoned. 

Leading Senior Constable Kerschbaumer said the joey stayed with its dead mother overnight before hopping away in the morning when help arrived. 

He said a golf club member had witnessed the incident on Thursday night and reported it to police.

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