AN ALLEGED repeat offender from North Arm Cove has let his cattle run loose again causing havoc on the highway along Gooreengi Road, according to police.
Senior constable David Coyle said since Saturday, June 30 he had received in excess of 30 complaints about cattle and horses running loose in the area.
"There is a real risk of someone being seriously injured on the highway," he said.
He also recalled an incident when a cow and calf were killed in the same area after being hit by a truck.
He said the spike in sightings was unusually high as he generally only received the occasional complaint once every six months about stray cattle on the roads.
Mr Coyle said the cattle had been identified as coming from the property of a 50 year-old North Arm Cove man.
He said it was not the first time people had complained of his cattle escaping.
The man has been handed several $300 infringement notices for allowing cattle to graze on public road.
Mr Coyle said in the space of the weekend he had handed the man three notices and the that Great Lakes Council had also handed him several. He will continue to receive such notices until he repairs his fences.