NEARLY 40 motorists were caught speeding in just one hour on a New Forest road known for animal deaths.

A joint team comprised of members from New Forest Heart Cops, Forestry England and the New Forest Roads Awareness caught 39 motorists in one hour speeding on Roger Penny Way near Fordingbridge.

The fastest driver was clocked at 55mph, 15 more than the road’s speed limit.

A New Forest Heart Cops spokesperson said: “Last week, four more animals died after being hit by vehicles on New Forest roads.

“Roger Penny Way is the route where animals are regularly injured or killed which is why we stopped there for the third session of our Day of Action, tackling speeding across the Forest. Again, please slow down and thanks to those of you who always do.”

This comes days after a police witness appeal was launched after a horse was hit by a car on the B3055 between Brockenhurst and Beaulieu.