A CASE of suspected animal cruelty has left police searching for an unknown offender.
Police were called to the Leeton Showgrounds on Sunday after reports of an injured animal.
A man had been at the showgrounds to feed the two-year-old filly and noticed he was behaving unusual and his tail was up in the air.
The animal had to be placed in the care of a veterinarian and it is suspected the horse was subjected to mistreatment with the use of an object. The man who was feeding the filly found a pair of black sunglasses with a red trim nearby, as well as a brown pocket knife.
A NUMBER of items including a large battery charger and relatively new Samsung mobile phone have been handed into police recently.
Chief Inspector John Wadsworth said residents missing any items should always check with police.
“If you have something that’s gone missing, check in with us because sometimes we have things handed in and we want to give them back,” he said.
POLICE have given no further update following the death of a man in Leeton on July 30, but said investigations were continuing.
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