Appeal issued after Beverley Westwood cow killed during hit-and-run incident
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One of Beverley Westwood's beloved cow herd has been killed in a hit-and-run and the Pasture Masters have issued an appeal for the driver to hand themselves in.
The black cow was found with injuries after the incident sometime around 7pm on Thursday, August 25. Some debris from the car was found on the scene and the cow did not survive.
Because the owner of the vehicle did not stop to report the incident, the Beverley Pasture Masters have appealed to the driver to come forward. According to the RAC, any collision with an animal ranging from dogs to horses need to be reported to the police and the RSPCA.
To not report a collision is an illegal act. If it's clear that the animal has already died on the road, then local councils must be informed once moved off the road, if possible.
Beverley Westwood is one of the most scenic parts of our area, with people finding just sitting and watching the cows graze a tranquil experience. They are known to be friendly, coming up to picnickers for attention and a bite of food themselves.