Net closing on hit-and-run driver who left cow for dead

Net closing on hit-and-run driver who left cow for dead

Net closing on hit-and-run driver who left cow for dead

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by

POLICE are closing in on a hit-and-run driver who left a pregnant cow writhing in agony.

Officers investigating the incident are chasing new leads after the Daily Echo helped publicise their plea for help in catching the culprits.

Rewards totalling £1,500 have been offered for information leading to the conviction of the driver.

The cow, six-year-old Blackie, was on the Hill Top to Ipers Bridge road in the New Forest when she was hit by a fast-moving vehicle, thought to have been a dark grey BMW.

Blackie had to be humanely destroyed by one of the Agisters, who arrived about ten minutes after the collision.

The “horrific” accident was raised at the Court of Verderers in Lyndhurst.

Sue Westwood, clerk to the Verderers, referred to a statement issued earlier this month in which the organisation described the crash and urged anyone who knew the identity of the motorist to come forward.

She said: “We have received some information as a result and the police are actively following up some useful leads.

“But we could do with further information and would be pleased to hear from anyone who knows something that might lead us to the driver.”

As reported in the Daily Echo, Blackie was owned by New Forest commoner Len Mansbridge, of Blackfield. He is putting up a £500 reward for information leading to the conviction of the driver. This is on top of the £1,000 reward always offered by the Verderers for calls resulting in the prosecution of hit-and-run motorists.

Meanwhile, police are still trying to trace a driver who failed to stop after their vehicle killed a pregnant donkey near Bramshaw last month.

Miss Westwood said there was another hit-and-run at Brockenhurst last Saturday at 10.52pm.

She told the court: “A mare had her back broken at South Weirs and was humanely destroyed by one of the Agisters, Peter Rix. We believe the vehicle may have been a 4x4 or a van or larger vehicle.”

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6:27am Fri 21 Mar 14

nervousbumskin420 says...

dont have a cow man...
dont have a cow man... nervousbumskin420
  • Score: -20

6:49am Fri 21 Mar 14

bigfella777 says...

Poor old Blackie, she never hurt anybody. I hope this driver receives a lengthy ban from Lyndhurst Court.
Poor old Blackie, she never hurt anybody. I hope this driver receives a lengthy ban from Lyndhurst Court. bigfella777
  • Score: 20

7:20am Fri 21 Mar 14

Forest Resident says...

I hope this incompetent dangerous driver is identified and succesfully prosecuted, sadly though its all too evident from numerous recent high profile cases that the road traffic act simply does not provide adequate justice nor deter offenders from commiting murder on the roads.
I hope this incompetent dangerous driver is identified and succesfully prosecuted, sadly though its all too evident from numerous recent high profile cases that the road traffic act simply does not provide adequate justice nor deter offenders from commiting murder on the roads. Forest Resident
  • Score: 18

8:04am Fri 21 Mar 14

espanuel says...

bigfella777 wrote:
Poor old Blackie, she never hurt anybody. I hope this driver receives a lengthy ban from Lyndhurst Court.
Isn't Lyndhurst court closed now?
[quote][p][bold]bigfella777[/bold] wrote: Poor old Blackie, she never hurt anybody. I hope this driver receives a lengthy ban from Lyndhurst Court.[/p][/quote]Isn't Lyndhurst court closed now? espanuel
  • Score: -2

8:41am Fri 21 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

Forest Resident wrote:
I hope this incompetent dangerous driver is identified and succesfully prosecuted, sadly though its all too evident from numerous recent high profile cases that the road traffic act simply does not provide adequate justice nor deter offenders from commiting murder on the roads.
Murder?
[quote][p][bold]Forest Resident[/bold] wrote: I hope this incompetent dangerous driver is identified and succesfully prosecuted, sadly though its all too evident from numerous recent high profile cases that the road traffic act simply does not provide adequate justice nor deter offenders from commiting murder on the roads.[/p][/quote]Murder? gilbertratchet
  • Score: -3

9:36am Fri 21 Mar 14

S!monOn says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
Forest Resident wrote:
I hope this incompetent dangerous driver is identified and succesfully prosecuted, sadly though its all too evident from numerous recent high profile cases that the road traffic act simply does not provide adequate justice nor deter offenders from commiting murder on the roads.
Murder?
I'm puzzled now.... was the driver attempting to kill the cow on purpose?

Maybe Forest Resident has more details than published by DE?
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Forest Resident[/bold] wrote: I hope this incompetent dangerous driver is identified and succesfully prosecuted, sadly though its all too evident from numerous recent high profile cases that the road traffic act simply does not provide adequate justice nor deter offenders from commiting murder on the roads.[/p][/quote]Murder?[/p][/quote]I'm puzzled now.... was the driver attempting to kill the cow on purpose? Maybe Forest Resident has more details than published by DE? S!monOn
  • Score: -1

10:05am Fri 21 Mar 14

Outside of the Box says...

Forest Resident wrote:
I hope this incompetent dangerous driver is identified and succesfully prosecuted, sadly though its all too evident from numerous recent high profile cases that the road traffic act simply does not provide adequate justice nor deter offenders from commiting murder on the roads.
Murder of a cow?
[quote][p][bold]Forest Resident[/bold] wrote: I hope this incompetent dangerous driver is identified and succesfully prosecuted, sadly though its all too evident from numerous recent high profile cases that the road traffic act simply does not provide adequate justice nor deter offenders from commiting murder on the roads.[/p][/quote]Murder of a cow? Outside of the Box
  • Score: -2

10:10am Fri 21 Mar 14

forest hump says...

Lot's of small-minded pedants around!!
Lot's of small-minded pedants around!! forest hump
  • Score: 3

12:11pm Fri 21 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

forest hump wrote:
Lot's of small-minded pedants around!!
Not really. To call this "murder" is hyperbole.
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: Lot's of small-minded pedants around!![/p][/quote]Not really. To call this "murder" is hyperbole. gilbertratchet
  • Score: -1

12:12pm Fri 21 Mar 14

From the sidelines says...

What's your beef with the driver. Nobody seems concerned at the deaths of rabbits, or game birds. Is suffering only proportional to size?
What's your beef with the driver. Nobody seems concerned at the deaths of rabbits, or game birds. Is suffering only proportional to size? From the sidelines
  • Score: -1

12:51pm Fri 21 Mar 14

freefinker says...

From the sidelines wrote:
What's your beef with the driver. Nobody seems concerned at the deaths of rabbits, or game birds. Is suffering only proportional to size?
.. no, it's not even that.

Each year in the UK over 600 million animals (many of them cattle) have their lives deliberately ended prematurely - and very few kick up a fuss.

The hypocrisy is staggering. All this talk of 'Poor old Blackie' and 'murder'. Yet most are quite prepared to have others kill sentient animals on their behalf on a truly industrial scale.
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: What's your beef with the driver. Nobody seems concerned at the deaths of rabbits, or game birds. Is suffering only proportional to size?[/p][/quote].. no, it's not even that. Each year in the UK over 600 million animals (many of them cattle) have their lives deliberately ended prematurely - and very few kick up a fuss. The hypocrisy is staggering. All this talk of 'Poor old Blackie' and 'murder'. Yet most are quite prepared to have others kill sentient animals on their behalf on a truly industrial scale. freefinker
  • Score: 5

2:36pm Fri 21 Mar 14

LadySam says...

Utterly sick of these heartless people leaving animals in the road to suffer; sadly it is mostly local oiks who drive too fast across the Forest and they should know better. Lucky to live in one of the most lovely parts of the country and don't appreciate it.
Utterly sick of these heartless people leaving animals in the road to suffer; sadly it is mostly local oiks who drive too fast across the Forest and they should know better. Lucky to live in one of the most lovely parts of the country and don't appreciate it. LadySam
  • Score: 6

5:10pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Zexagon says...

freefinker wrote:
From the sidelines wrote:
What's your beef with the driver. Nobody seems concerned at the deaths of rabbits, or game birds. Is suffering only proportional to size?
.. no, it's not even that.

Each year in the UK over 600 million animals (many of them cattle) have their lives deliberately ended prematurely - and very few kick up a fuss.

The hypocrisy is staggering. All this talk of 'Poor old Blackie' and 'murder'. Yet most are quite prepared to have others kill sentient animals on their behalf on a truly industrial scale.
What they're all run over by a car and left to die?
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: What's your beef with the driver. Nobody seems concerned at the deaths of rabbits, or game birds. Is suffering only proportional to size?[/p][/quote].. no, it's not even that. Each year in the UK over 600 million animals (many of them cattle) have their lives deliberately ended prematurely - and very few kick up a fuss. The hypocrisy is staggering. All this talk of 'Poor old Blackie' and 'murder'. Yet most are quite prepared to have others kill sentient animals on their behalf on a truly industrial scale.[/p][/quote]What they're all run over by a car and left to die? Zexagon
  • Score: -2

7:01pm Fri 21 Mar 14

From the sidelines says...

freefinker wrote:
From the sidelines wrote:
What's your beef with the driver. Nobody seems concerned at the deaths of rabbits, or game birds. Is suffering only proportional to size?
.. no, it's not even that.

Each year in the UK over 600 million animals (many of them cattle) have their lives deliberately ended prematurely - and very few kick up a fuss.

The hypocrisy is staggering. All this talk of 'Poor old Blackie' and 'murder'. Yet most are quite prepared to have others kill sentient animals on their behalf on a truly industrial scale.
Buwahahaha!

I used 'beef' there, but I think I got away with it.
[quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: What's your beef with the driver. Nobody seems concerned at the deaths of rabbits, or game birds. Is suffering only proportional to size?[/p][/quote].. no, it's not even that. Each year in the UK over 600 million animals (many of them cattle) have their lives deliberately ended prematurely - and very few kick up a fuss. The hypocrisy is staggering. All this talk of 'Poor old Blackie' and 'murder'. Yet most are quite prepared to have others kill sentient animals on their behalf on a truly industrial scale.[/p][/quote]Buwahahaha! I used 'beef' there, but I think I got away with it. From the sidelines
  • Score: 1

10:02am Sat 22 Mar 14

skeptik says...

Someone has to - milking this story a bit. Many a military training area have sheep wandering around on roads - blow your horn and they will look up, ignore you and carry on - shout - mint sauce and off they gambol.
Someone has to - milking this story a bit. Many a military training area have sheep wandering around on roads - blow your horn and they will look up, ignore you and carry on - shout - mint sauce and off they gambol. skeptik
  • Score: 0

2:37pm Sat 22 Mar 14

charrlee says...

From the sidelines wrote:
freefinker wrote:
From the sidelines wrote:
What's your beef with the driver. Nobody seems concerned at the deaths of rabbits, or game birds. Is suffering only proportional to size?
.. no, it's not even that.

Each year in the UK over 600 million animals (many of them cattle) have their lives deliberately ended prematurely - and very few kick up a fuss.

The hypocrisy is staggering. All this talk of 'Poor old Blackie' and 'murder'. Yet most are quite prepared to have others kill sentient animals on their behalf on a truly industrial scale.
Buwahahaha!

I used 'beef' there, but I think I got away with it.
Or maybe readers felt that commenting on tasteless jokes would be a misteak.
[quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]freefinker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]From the sidelines[/bold] wrote: What's your beef with the driver. Nobody seems concerned at the deaths of rabbits, or game birds. Is suffering only proportional to size?[/p][/quote].. no, it's not even that. Each year in the UK over 600 million animals (many of them cattle) have their lives deliberately ended prematurely - and very few kick up a fuss. The hypocrisy is staggering. All this talk of 'Poor old Blackie' and 'murder'. Yet most are quite prepared to have others kill sentient animals on their behalf on a truly industrial scale.[/p][/quote]Buwahahaha! I used 'beef' there, but I think I got away with it.[/p][/quote]Or maybe readers felt that commenting on tasteless jokes would be a misteak. charrlee
  • Score: 1

8:46pm Sat 22 Mar 14

SotonLad says...

Can someone please tell me specifically what offence the driver has committed? Thanks
Can someone please tell me specifically what offence the driver has committed? Thanks SotonLad
  • Score: -1

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