Reporting an Incident

Do not use email or the web contact form to contact the Verderers in an emergency.

If you are involved in, or witness, a road traffic accident in which a vehicle collides with an animal, contact the relevant numbers below. Even if you think the animal is uninjured, you must report the accident. Animals often appear unhurt but in fact may have serious internal injuries, giving: a clear description of the animal. The Agisters will always do their best to find and check out animals which have been involved in a collision with a vehicle.

Road traffic accidents

To report Road Traffic Accidents involving Forest stock (ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys) - ring the Police. 999

Sick or injured animals

For sick, injured or dead pony, cow, donkey, pig or sheep (other than an RTA) 02380 282052 Office hours 0300 067 4600 After hours

Reporting an incident

Motorists are rarely prosecuted for injuring or killing an animal unless they fail to report the accident. Hit and Run accidents are taken extremely seriuosly and drivers who are subsequently identified, will be prosecuted.

Incidents involving deer

Deer (which are classed as wild animals) should also be reported to Forestry England or if unavailable, to the Police. 0300 067 4600 All hours

Reporting a dead Pony, Cow, Donkey, Sheep or Pig

Call the Verderers Office on 02380 282052 during normal office hours, or Forestry England 0300 067 4600 Out of Hours

Observed or involved an accident

Motorists are rarely prosecuted for injuring or killing an animal unless they fail to report the accident. Hit and Run accidents are taken extremely seriuosly and drivers who are subsequently identified, will be prosecuted.

There is a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the successful conviction of drivers prosecuted for failing to stop and report an accident involving a Forest animal.