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Family appeals for drivers to slow down on Bowbridge Road, Newark, after losing beloved pet

A family, who lost a beloved pet after it was hit was a car on a busy route, is appealing for drivers to slow down.

Jamie Scott, the cat owner, saw a post on a Facebook group saying that a grey and white cat had been killed outside Hawtonville Fish Bar on Bowbridge Road, Newark.

The driver who hit the cat was said to be driving well over the speed limit at the time.

Jamie Scott and Coco
Jamie Scott and Coco

The ten-year-old cat called Coco was often out of the house during the day playing and would come back in the evening.

“I always call her in and she comes. When I saw the post she wasn’t at home and since I live two doors down from the Fish Bar I tried to call her but she didn’t come home,” said Jamie.

“I had my little boy in bed so I couldn’t leave the house, I had to ask my mother to go and check for me and unfortunately it was her.”

The man who posted on the Facebook group, Sam Long saw the incident happening so he stopped the traffic, picked the cat out of the road and placed her in a bush outside the fish and chip bar.

Cat that was run over, Coco
Cat that was run over, Coco
Cat that was run over, Coco
Cat that was run over, Coco

“I am disgusted, it is really tragic what happened. This time it was my Coco but it could have been a child, a person, it is ridiculous,” said Jamie.

“People need to think before they behave, they need to slow down, life is too short and, sadly, we lost Coco.

“She was just out playing and now she is dead. If Sam hadn’t picked her up we wouldn’t have known, we wouldn’t have seen her.

“He allowed me to bring Coco home in one piece, thank you.”

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