Dealing with animals loose on live carriageways

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1052
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

What guidance is provided to Metropolitan Police Service officers for dealing with animals running loose on live carriageways?

Answer

Answer for Dealing with animals loose on live carriageways

Answer for Dealing with animals loose on live carriageways

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The MPS provides guidance to officers in these circumstances that seek to balance the needs of road users, and the safety of the animals while operating in a manner appropriate to the officer's health and safety.  On fast roads, such circumstances should be dealt with by officers from the Roads and Transport Command who receive additional training concerning the specific demands of such environments.  Despite recent press coverage, the guidance officers receive does not include 'running over' live animals