Geraldton boy faces cruelty charge after allegedly killing bird

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A Geraldton boy who allegedly killed a bird by throwing a rock at it has been charged nearly a month after the alleged offence.

Police allege officers from Geraldton were on patrol in Flores Road, near the intersection of Utakarra Road, about 4.30pm on May 10 when they saw the boy pick up a rock and throw it at the bird.

The bird suffered serious injuries and later died.

Police yesterday charged a 15-year-old Spalding boy with one count of animal cruelty.

He will face Geraldton Children’s Court at a later date.

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