New Forest: Pregnant Donkey Killed In Hit And Run

Police are looking for a Land Rover driver after a pregnant donkey was killed in a hit and run in the New Forest.

On Sunday 16 February 2014, at approximately 6.45pm, Agister Andrew Napthine attended the crash at Longcross on the B3078, near Bramble Hill Car Park.

The donkey, which was in foal, was struck and killed by a Land Rover Defender 90 or 110. The make and model of vehicle has been identified from debris found at the scene.

The donkey belonged to a 14 year old boy who is understandably upset that someone has killed his donkey and has failed to report the accident.

The New Forest Verderers, who look after the animals, said:

"If anyone has any information that might identify the driver involved in this incident, or notices a Land Rover Defender with frontal damage consistent with striking an animal, we would be very pleased to hear from you. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.  

"A reward of up to £1,000 is payable for information which leads to the successful conviction of the driver involved in this incident."

Anyone with any information is requested to contact the Police on 101 quoting Incident Number 1193, or Sue Westwood, the Clerk to the Verderers on 023 8028 2052, or email enquiries@verderers.org.uk.

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