Witness appeal after dog killed in Sidmouth hit and run

Police are appealing for witnesses after the driver of a pick-up truck failed to stop following a collision with a dog in Sidmouth.

The cross-breed Yorkshire terrier / Jack Russell died as a result of the crash in Drake’s Avenue, which was reported at 6.40pm on Sunday (August 18).

Police Constable Stephen Lee, Neighbourhood Beat Manager for Sidmouth, said: “The poor dog had slipped its lead near to the rugby club car park entrance on the corner of Drake’s Avenue and Byes Lane.

“There should be witnesses as the owners of the dog recall other people shouting at the driver of the pick-up truck to stop, which he did not.

“The owners of the dog are devastated by the death of their much loved family pet and any assistance to bring the offender to justice would be greatly appreciated.

“All calls to police will be treated in confidence.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police by calling 101, or emailing 101@dc.police.uk, quoting log number 0845 of 18 August.

Information can also be passed anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111, or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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