Teenager arrested over death of baby wallaby at farm park

The wallaby died after it was chased around its enclosure by five boys (Photo: Police Scotland)
The wallaby died after it was chased around its enclosure by five boys (Photo: Police Scotland)
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A teenager has been arrested in connection with the death of a baby wallaby at a farm park.

The incident happened at Dalscone Farm Fun in Dumfries on Saturday night after the park’s three wallabies were chased around their enclosure by five boys.

Two of the animals escaped the enclosure but the third was so shaken it died.

Police Scotland said inquiries are continuing into the alleged incident and damage caused at the park.

A spokesman said: “Officers from Dumfries community policing unit have arrested a 16-year-old male in relation to the incident at Dalscone Farm on Saturday March 18 whereby damage was caused and a wallaby died.

“Inquiries are continuing into this incident but we would like to thank the public at this time for their assistance during this inquiry.”