Man to appear in court after trespassing at zoo in Eastern Creek

A court notice has been issued to a man after he allegedly trespassed at a zoo and swum in an aquarium in Sydney’s west earlier this week.

About 3pm on Monday 27 July 2020, a man entered the aquarium section of the zoo located on the Great Western Highway at Eastern Creek.

It’s alleged the man ignored warning signs and entered the water of the aquarium, while being filmed by his friends.

The incident was reported to police later that day and officers attached to Blacktown Police Area Command commenced an investigation into the incident.

The investigation included viewing footage that had been uploaded to social media.

Following inquiries, a 30-year-old man was issued a Future Court Attendance Notice for the offences of behave in offensive manner, enter inclosed non-agricultural lands interfere etc business, and open/enter/damage animal enclosure.

The Peakhurst man is due to appear in Blacktown Local Court on Thursday 17 September 2020.

Inquiries into the incident are continuing.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or Information is treated in strict confidence.

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