Police urge people to report incidents involving livestock after cow dies in traffic collision

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Thursday 17th February 2022 10:00 am
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POLICE are urging people to report accidents involving livestock after a cow was killed in an impact last Friday.

On Friday (February 11) officers were called to a road traffic collision on the B3212 Yelverton to Princetown Road between a van and a heavily pregnant cow.

PCSO Kevin Williams, of Tavistock Police, said: ‘Please remember if you hit any livestock it is a reportable accident as there is a cost implication to the farmers who work the area.

‘The figures from last year are quite frightening and only include animals found on or within a very short distance of roads. They do not account for animals that have limped off and died in the moors of their injuries. Most of the incidents are never reported to the police.’

A total of 89 animals were killed last year on the roads across Dartmoor last year, according to Dartmoor livestock protection officers.

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