Dog run over and killed in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 09:12 20 August 2019 | UPDATED: 09:58 20 August 2019

Sidmouth's police team are looking into an incident where a dog was killed after being run over in Drake's Avenue. Picture: Google Street View

Sidmouth's police team are looking into an incident where a dog was killed after being run over in Drake's Avenue. Picture: Google Street View

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A small dog has been run over and killed by a car in Sidmouth.

A small dog was run over and killed by a pick-up truck in Sidmouth.

Police said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene after hitting a Yorkshire terrier/Jack Russell cross breed of dog, despite passersby by shouting at him to stop.

PC Steve Lee, Sidmouth's neighbourhood beat manager, said the incident happened shortly before 6.40pm in Drake's Avenue on Sunday (August 18).

PC Lee said: "There should be witnesses as the owners of the dog recalls other people shouting at the driver of the pickup 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."

He asked any witnesses to contact the police on 101 quoting log number 0845.

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