PSNI unable to locate horse hit by car in Co Down

The PSNI have said that they were unable to locate a horse that had been hit at speed by a car in Co Down last Monday 8 April.

CCTV footage seen by Belfast Live appears to show a horse wandering onto the Forkhill Road, Newry from a nearby car park in the early hours of the morning.

A short time later, the horse is hit at speed by a vehicle and carried on the car roof before falling to the road.

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According to the law, if you hit an animal such as a horse while driving, you must turn your hazards on, stop the car as soon as it’s safe to do so, and switch off the engine.

You should also notify police and if you think the animal has been injured, then you must also contact the USPCA.

Police have said while the incident was reported to them, officers who attended the scene were unable to locate the animal.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Police received a report but did not locate any horse when officers checked the area."

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