Rural crime investigators on the hunt to track down mob of missing sheep

File photo.
File photo.

New England Rural Crime Prevention Team Inverell are currently investigating the disappearance of 65 mixed age Merino wethers for a property on the Wellingtonvale Road at Emmaville. 

The missing sheep were part of a mob of 264 and the loss has taken place in small amounts over a number of months commencing June 2018, with the latest theft being between October and December 2018. 

The missing sheep are described as mixed age Merino wethers, some were in full wool when taken and some were shorn in September. Some of the sheep are also fitted with NLIS ear tags with the PIC Number “NE511838”. 


Investigators from the Rural Crime Prevention Team at Inverell are keen to speak with any person who may be able to assist with any information in relation to the missing sheep or any person who has been sighted acting suspiciously in or around Wellingtonvale, Tenthill or Gulf Roads at Emmaville.

Investigators encourage all persons to report stock theft promptly even small numbers of stock.    

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call  Rural Crime Prevention Team - Inverell 67220530/31 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our social media pages.