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Police close A1 after hound killed on carriageway




The A1 was closed in both directions near Claypole on New Year's Day after hounds ran on to the road.

One hound was killed and one other rescued by police. Nottinghamshire Police attended at 2.45pm and closed the road until 4.15pm.

Grantham Against Bloodsports reported on Facebook that a fox had also died on the A1. The Facebook post said: "We are getting reports of hounds involved in an accident on the A1 near Claypole, South Nottinghamshire (just north of Grantham). One hound has been killed, one is in a police car and one still running around. We believe that it is likely to be the South Notts given they met near Newark this morning.

One hound was rescued by police after running on to the A1 near Claypole. Photo: Facebook (25735040)
One hound was rescued by police after running on to the A1 near Claypole. Photo: Facebook (25735040)

"Update 16.00 - Remaining hound rounded up by Police, dead fox on A1 also. As we all know trail hunting is a lie. We must assume they were chasing the fox."

In a statement, Nottinghamshire Police said: "Nottinghamshire Police were called at around 2.45pm on 1 January 2020 following reports of dogs running on the A1 in Newark. The road was temporarily closed by officers in both directions, with one dog quickly recovered. However, a dog was reported dead at the scene. The road reopened around 4.15pm."

The Journal has asked Nottinghamshire Police if it is investigating any breach of the law following the incident.


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