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An investigation has been launched after a Surrey Police automotive was filmed ramming into an escaped cow strolling down the center of a street. The pressure is referring itself to the police complaints watchdog after the animal was intentionally struck twice by the car.

According to Surrey Police, there had been a number of makes an attempt to include the cow, operating free in Staines-upon-Thames at 8.55pm yesterday.

The footage reveals a blue mild, marked automotive, driving in the direction of the cow at pressure, earlier than colliding with the animal – sending it flying down the street. The cow then struggles to get again up – however earlier than it will probably, the car catches up and drives proper as much as it, with the bonnet overhanging its physique.

People filming within the space might be heard screaming, with one particular person yelling: “What the f*** was that?” A spokesman for the pressure mentioned the cow sustained a big reduce to its leg which is being handled by a vet.

Home Secretary James Cleverly is amongst these shocked by the incident. He mentioned on X: “I can think of no reasonable need for this action. I’ve asked for a full, urgent explanation for this. It appears to be unnecessarily heavy-handed.”


BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham has additionally responded, and mentioned: “I don’t know where to start with this. But it’s surely illegal and must be investigated and prosecuted. What sort of monster rams a calf? Twice?”