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Cow was destroyed after hit-and-run
2:19pm Wednesday 22nd August 2012 in News
POLICE in the New Forest are investigating a hit-and-run accident in which a pregnant cow was seriously injured and had to be destroyed.
The collision on the B3055 Beaulieu to Brockenhurst road involved a dark-coloured Citroen Saxo driven by a man in his mid 20s.
Police say he stopped and spoke to a passing motorist and his passenger but then drove off and failed to report the accident.
The New Forest Verderers have joined police in appealing for information about the incident. The Verderers pay a £1,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of a driver involved in a hit-and-run accident.
A spokesman said: “The cow – an in-calf black Angus – had serious lacerations and a broken front leg and had to be destroyed.
The driver is described as being of medium height with short dark hair and spoke with an eastern European accent.”
Call the police on 101 or the Verderers on 023 8028 2052 with any information.