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The A1 was closed at Newark yesterday after dogs were reported on the carriageway

A dog died on the A1 and another was recovered following an incident yesterday (Wednesday).

Nottinghamshire Police were called to the A1 in Newark at around 2.45pm yesterday following reports of dogs running on the carriageway.

The road was temporarily closed by officers in both directions, with one dog quickly recovered.

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A1. (25725028)

However, a dog was reported dead at the scene.

The road reopened around 4.15pm.

A Facebook post by Grantham Against Bloodsports said: "We are getting reports of hounds involved in an accident on the A1 near Claypole, South Nottinghamshire (just north of Grantham). One hound has been killed, one is in a police car and one still running around. We believe that it is likely to be the South Notts given they met near Newark this morning.

"Update 16.00 - Remaining hound rounded up by Police, dead fox on A1 also. As we all know trail hunting is a lie. We must assume they were chasing the fox."

Police have not confirmed that the dogs were part of a hunt.


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