Hit-and-run driver who crashed into brick wall abandons their dog and flees leaving the animal alone inside van overnight
- Essex Police found the ‘lovely’ animal inside van in Braintree on Sunday morning
- The dog had been abandoned by its owner after a crash the previous evening
- Heartbreaking tale prompted an emotional response from social media users
A hit-and-run driver who crashed into a brick wall before fleeing abandoned their dog behind the wheel of the van overnight.
Officers from Essex Police say they found the ‘lovely’ animal sitting inside the vehicle in Braintree while investigating a fail to stop collision.
The dog had been deserted by its owner after the crash on Saturday night which saw a brick wall destroyed.
However, the pooch was not discovered until the following morning, having been left overnight.
Images taken at the scene show the tan coloured dog sporting a black colour sat behind the wheel while looking mournfully at the camera
Another shows the destruction left by the impact, with bricks strewn across a driveway
The revelation was shared in a Facebook post by Essex Police’s Braintree Division today
Images taken at the scene show the tan coloured dog sporting a black colour sat behind the wheel while looking mournfully at the camera.
Another shows the destruction left by the impact, with bricks strewn across a driveway.
Writing on Facebook about the discovery today, Essex Police – Braintree Division said: ‘Yesterday officers came across a fail to stop road collision in Braintree where a brick wall had been damaged by a vehicle overnight.
‘The officers were a little shocked by the driver.
‘The lovely dog was left in the vehicle overnight to take the rap while their human did a runner.
‘The dog has been taken to a vet to be checked over etc and the vehicle was seized. Please don’t try this at home.’
The heartbreaking tale has prompted an emotional response from social media users.
Jason Brown wrote: ‘Unbelievable – hope it’s chipped.’
Kerry Saunders added: ‘Hope he finds a nice new home.’
And Georgette Turnbull said: ‘Oh bless – who would do that? Hope he wasn’t stolen.’