Fake letter referred for investigation

Date published: 24 September 2018

A fake letter claiming Townsville City Council is conducting a baiting program in Bushland Beach has been distributed in letterboxes and online.

A Council spokesperson confirmed there were no feral animal baiting programs being conducted by Council in the Bushland Beach area.

“This letter is a fake and it will be referred to Police, Queensland Health and Biosecurity Queensland,” the spokesman said.

“Council is not conducting any baiting in the Bushland Beach area.”

The letter – on fake Townsville City Council letterhead – has been distributed in residents’ letterboxes and posted on social media.

Pet owners should remain vigilant over coming days in case baits have been laid by whoever is responsible for creating and distributing the fake letter.