Police search for driver who left the scene of sheep accident in York

The sheep escaped after the trailer they were in was hit by a car on the ring road. Photographs: Station Manager Tony Walker on Twitter
30 May 2020 @ 3.28 pm
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Police are appealing for witnesses to the collision that saw a flock of sheep escape on to York ring road.

The accident happened at 4.30pm on Wednesday (27 May) on the A1237 York roundabout with Huntington and Strensall, and involved a tractor towing a trailer full of sheep.

As a result of the incident, the trailer overturned causing the sheep to escape on to the road. There were no reported injuries to the sheep or the driver of the tractor.

Firefighters helped round-up the sheep

With the assistance of North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, the road was partially closed for up to an hour to allow the sheep to be herded into a nearby field and to allow the tractor and trailer to be recovered.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We are appealing for witnesses to the collision to get in touch as soon as possible to assist the investigation.

“In particular, we are appealing for information about a small red hatchback vehicle which did not remain at the scene.

“It is believed the driver may hold essential information about the cause of the collision and police are looking to trace the driver.”

If you can help, please contact North Yorkshire Police.

north-yorkshire-police-logo-25How to help the police

Call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for Mike Rowan
Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the website
Email Mike Rowan here
Quote reference number 12200088842