Wallaby killed in Dalscone Fun Farm attack

Wallaby killed in Dalscone Fun Farm attack

wallabyPolice Scotland officers in Dumfries are investigating an incident at Dalscone Fun Farm at Edinburgh Road over the weekend.

Staff at the farm reported the incident to police today, Monday 20 March 2017 after they found that equipment on the premises and an animal enclosure had been vandalised. A number of animals had also been let out of their enclosures and wallaby has been found dead.

Officers have been reviewing CCTV footage and conducting enquiries locally and are looking to identify a group of five youths who may be able to assist with their enquiries.

The five youths were seen in the area between 1730 hours and 1800 hours on Saturday 18 March 2017. The youths are described as aged between 15-17 and are described as:

  1. Dark hair, dark top with grey bottoms,
  2. Dark hair, dark top and blue trousers
  3. Dark hair and all dark clothing
  4. Grey top with black sleeves and grey trousers wearing a dark woolly hat
  5. Dark puffa jacket, light coloured hoodie underneath and dark trousers

Constable Kennedy Anderson based at Dumfries said: “We understand this incident has caused considerable distress to the local community and we are keen to trace those responsible. We are following a positive line of enquiry however I would ask anyone who has any information or who may be able to help us identify these individuals to call police at Dumfries on 101.