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NSW greyhound worker referred to police

AAP logoAAP 22/07/2016

A greyhound worker has been referred to NSW police over his alleged use of a cattle prod, emitting 600 volts, to shock a greyhound in Newcastle, Greyhound Racing NSW says.

The peak industry body says it sent the matter to police following an indepedent investigation into video footage taken in 2012 allegedly showing a man using the cattle prod on the greyhound while it was in a starting box as the lure passed during an apparent trial session at The Gardens in Wallsend.

"Given the atrocious nature of the conduct depicted in the video, I have referred the preliminary findings, along with the video footage, to the NSW Police Force to examine whether criminal charges can be laid against those involved," GRNSW interim CEO Paul Newson said in a statement on Friday.

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