Australian police have captured a 19-year-elderly person for supposedly running down and slaughtering 20 kangaroos with his vehicle.

The dead creatures – which included youthful kangaroos, or joeys – were found on Sunday strewn crosswise over rural lanes in a town south of Sydney.

Police said they presumed the assaults had been completed during a one-hour time frame in the earlier night.

The adolescent was captured late on Tuesday and accused of a few creature remorselessness and torment offenses.

Under New South Wales law, anybody indicted for creature remorselessness faces as long as five years in prison and a fine of A$22,000 (£12,000; $15,000).

Untamed life rescuers depicted the episode in Tura Beach, 540km (330 miles) from Sydney, as a “disaster”. They said a few local people had woken to discover dead creatures on their yards.

“It was simply unadulterated, silly butcher,” Janine Gibson told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Three joeys were spared from their moms’ pockets and taken into consideration, said the Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service.

The youngster is expected to show up in court in November.

In excess of 57,000 creature brutality objections were explored by the RSPCA in Australia in 2017-18, as per the philanthropy’s latest insights.

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