VIDEO. Controversy across the Channel after a police officer hit a fleeing cow: “The decision was made to stop it using a car”, explains the police

VIDEO. Controversy across the Channel after a police officer hit a fleeing cow: “The decision was made to stop it using a car”, explains the police
VIDEO. Controversy across the Channel after a police officer hit a fleeing cow: “The decision was made to stop it using a car”, explains the police

A video of the intervention was posted on social media by a witness to the scene and quickly sparked outrage in the United Kingdom.

Controversy in the United Kingdom. This Friday, June 14, a police intervention sparked a wave of indignation, particularly on social networks, after the police deliberately hit a fleeing cow to stop it in its tracks.

The events took place in a residential area of ​​Staines-upon-Thames. On site, a witness was able to film the scene. On it, we can see the animal wandering down the street, chasing a resident before being hit for the first time by the police vehicle.

The cow was then thrown several meters before the police car hit it a second time, immobilizing part of its body under its hood.

Warning: Video contains content of an animal being harmed which some viewers may find upsetting.

The home secretary has called for an ‘urgent explanation’ after a police car was filmed running over a cow.

The animal is expected to make a full recovery.https://t.co/tbABWRlrtI pic.twitter.com/gjvtUcR1Xw

— Sky News (@SkyNews) https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1802083158780702921?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

This Sunday, June 16, the British authorities announced that the police officer concerned had been “removed from the field”, reports TF1info. “I am fully aware of the distress that our handling of this incident has caused and will ensure that it is fully and seriously investigated.”said Deputy Chief of Surrey Police, Nev Kemp, quoted in a press release.

But why did you use a car to immobilize the animal? To this question, the police assure that the decision was made to stop him using a vehicle […] for the safety of the public.

For its part, the 10-month-old cow was baptized “Beautiful Lucy.” The latter was injured in one leg and was able to be examined by a veterinarian before finding her owner.

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