Animal cruelty, Lithgow: Driver deliberately runs down birds beside lake

UNDER INVESTIGATION: A cruel p-plate driver deliberately fan down birds, killing on, beside Central West lake on Saturday. Photo: FILE
UNDER INVESTIGATION: A cruel p-plate driver deliberately fan down birds, killing on, beside Central West lake on Saturday. Photo: FILE

THE hunt is on for a person who appears to have used their vehicle to deliberately mow down a flock of birds beside a Central West lake.

The incident occurred on Saturday afternoon at a lake located near Lithgow.

"At 4.30pm on Saturday, May 11, a white vehicle with a p-plate attached was observed driving around the Lake Wallace Recreation Park, Wallerawang," officers said in a statement.

"The vehicle drove onto the reserve area and it will be alleged, intentionally drove toward a group of birds, running over a number of them.

MAP: The location where the incident occurred

"A large white goose was killed as a result of the collision."

Officers for the Chifley Police District are seeking information and assistance from the public.

Information is now sought from any members of the public who may have been in the area and observed the vehicle, or anyone who may have information that may assist police in identifying the driver involved in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portland Police Station on 6355 5200 or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.