Dolphin dragged through streets in Hastings Poin'
REPORTS of a dolphin being dragged through the street by a 4WD in Hastings Point during the early hours of Monday morning has caused a social media storm.
According to a post on Facebook this morning, a security guard was shocked when he saw a dolphin being dragged through the centre of Hastings Point towards Pottsville about 3am.
It is understood the dolphin was tied to the vehicle by its tail and dragged down the road, hitting signs and other obstacles.
The vehicle involved is believed to have been a dark Ford Maverick with fishing rods on the front.
Police are investigating the incident and are urging anyone with information or possible CCTV footage of the area to get in touch with Tweed Police directly.
Chief Inspector Mick Dempsey said given the bizarre nature of the offence, their first job was to gather all the evidence they can.
"At the moment we are trying to ascertain that it definitely did happen,” he said.
"It's such an unusual event and at the moment nobody else has come forward.
"Hopefully there was another car on the road or the driver of the vehicle comes forward.
"We believe it happened, we're just trying to prove it.”
It is unknown if the dolphin was dead or alive at the time.
The Tweed Daily News contacted NSW Police, who said they were aware of the incident but had not yet seen an official report.
It is believed the incident could have involved a dead dolphin which washed up at Cabarita Beach on Sunday.
More to come.