Hunting hound killed on road

A pack of fox hounds caused traffic chaos as they ran across a busy dual carriageway on Saturday. One dog was hit by a vehicle and killed in the incident, which happened at about 1pm, on the A380 at Ideford Dip, near Newton Abbot, South Devon.

The dogs, which form part of the Britannia Beagles in South Devon, broke away from a trail hunt and ran across both sides of the carriageway into the path of moving traffic. It was 40 minutes before they were herded into a nearby field.

A Britannia Beagles spokesman said: “The hounds were following a trail when a handful broke away from the hunt and ran towards the road. We tried to stop them before they reached the carriageway but some made it on to the road.”


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