Man facing charges including death of fur seal

July 3, 2024 9:45 am in by
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A 23-year-old Campania man has been charged with multiple offences including burglary, firearms and wildlife-related offences following a targeted investigation.

Police executed a search warrant at a private residence early last month and located various illegal firearms and stolen property.

The man was arrested on Friday and charged with multiple burglary, and firearms-related offences.

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As a result of the search, the man was also charged in relation to the death of an Australian fur seal – a protected species – near Richmond.

Police will allege the man used a firearm against the seal, which sadly died as a result of the incident.

The man was detained and appeared in the Hobart Magistrates Court on Friday before being remanded to reappear on Monday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at Information can be provided anonymously.