One man has been arrested while another remains wanted by detectives over the sickening alleged decapitation murder of a duck in the picturesque NSW Southern Highlands.
A 24-year-old man has been arrested this week over his alleged involvement in the stomach-churning murder of a wild duck that was found with its head cut off.
The alleged incident of toxic masculinity occurred last week on Saturday, January 22 inside a car park on the Old Hume Highway, Mittagong.
Witnesses who called officers attached to the Hume Police District said they had seen two men chase a flock of wild ducks in the car park, before one of the ducks was allegedly caught and killed by one of the men.
The 24-year-old Colo Vale man was arrested at Southern Highlands Police Station yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, January 26) not long after NSW Police had launched a public appeal over social media to help identify the alleged culprits.
The man has been charged with recklessly beating and killing animal as well as one count of committing animal cruelty. Following his arrest, he was also charged with traffic offences over an unrelated incident. The man was refused bail and will appear before Moss Vale Local Court today.
When contacted, NSW Police told True Crime News Weekly that investigations into the matter were ongoing.
“As inquiries are continuing and a man is now before the courts, we aren’t in a position to make any further comments outside of the media release issued overnight,” a police spokesperson said.
The other wanted man has previously been described by police as being of Caucasian appearance, of medium build, and was seen at the time of the alleged incident wearing a fluorescent yellow and blue singlet, blue football shorts, a blue cap, thongs and sunglasses.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.