Man charged after dragging horse behind car

9.26AM: A MAN has been charged after allegedly tying a horse to the back of his car and driving along a road at Lockhart.

Police allege the horse fell while the man was driving and later died.

The incident occurred last Thursday on Urana Boree Creek Road about 10pm.

At 3pm the following day, the man allegedly returned to the property to remove a second horse.

He walked the horse behind the vehicle for several kilometres before tying it to a tree and driving away.

Wagga police received reports of an injured horse, arrived at the scene at 10pm and the horse was later euthanised.  

The Lockhart man was arrested Saturday evening and taken to Wagga station.

He was issued a field court attendance notice on two counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and two charges of failing to alleviate pain.

He is due to appear in court September 10.

Police urge anyone with information about the incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page atwww1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

Information will be treated in confidence. 

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