Disturbing footage of police automobile ramming cow condemned by residence secretary James Cleverly | EUROtoday

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The residence secretary has demanded a proof after a video displaying a cow being rammed by a police automobile went viral on social media.

The video exhibits the animal free in a residential road earlier than the police automobile knocks it alongside the tarmac after which drives into it once more, pinning it down.

Surrey Police mentioned there had been studies of the cow working at individuals and damaging vehicles throughout Staines-Upon-Thames at round 9pm on Friday.

The cow was rampaging through Staines-Upon-Thames
The cow was rampaging by way of Staines-Upon-Thames (Kai Bennetts/PA Wire)

Footage seems to point out a member of the general public working away earlier than the cow is rammed by a marked police 4×4 automobile – to the shock of residents watching on.

Police say the cow sustained a big minimize to its leg.

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Among the social media customers questioning the cops’ actions was Home Secretary James Cleverly, who posted 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 and activist Chris Packham 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?”

Police mentioned a passer-by helped transfer the injured cow to a close-by farm within the early hours of Saturday.

The pressure mentioned the proprietor has been situated and that the cow shall be assessed by a vet.

A Surrey Police spokesperson mentioned: “Yesterday evening, at around 8.55pm, we received reports that a cow was running loose in Staines-upon-Thames.

“The cow was running loose throughout the evening on a number of main roads and, during this time, we received numerous calls from the public reporting a car being damaged and it running at members of the public.

“Given these reports, officers were extremely concerned about the public’s safety, and over a period of a number of hours tried a number of options to safely capture the cow.

“Unfortunately, these were unsuccessful and the decision was made to stop it using a police car.”

He mentioned the collision shall be referred to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) and the Professional Standards Department.

Chief Inspector Sam Adcock mentioned: “I know that this has caused distress and I’d like to thank the community for their concern.

“The decision to use the police car is one that was only taken after other methods to stop the cow had failed.

“There will be an investigation into the actions that led to this, but our focus at all times is on ensuring the safety of the public.

“I do know there are movies circulating of this incident, which the general public might discover distressing.

“I might ask that these movies are despatched on to us to assist with our investigation.”

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