Another three animals have been killed in accidents on New Forest roads.

A pony was badly injured on the B3054 Lymington to Beaulieu route and had to be humanely destroyed by one of the agisters.

A foal was involved in an accident on the C10 Longslade to Marlpit Oak road and also had to be put down.

The third fatality involved a mare that was killed outright on the B3055 Stockley to Hatchet Pond route.

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In other accidents a pony was hit on the A326 at Hardley but was not injured. Another pony was involved in a collision on the C10 at Vereley Hill. A search was carried out but the animal could not be found.

The incidents occurred in the week starting December 11 - and all five took place during the hours of darkness.

Unlike previous weeks none were hit-and-run accidents in which badly injured animals were left to suffer before being found.