Famous Welsh goats killed after herd struck by car on A470

A number of Llandudno’s famous goats have died after a small herd was struck by a vehicle on the A470. It’s understood as many as four were killed. The animals gained an international following during the coronavirus[1] pandemic lockdown when they left their Great Orme home to wander the streets of the Welsh resort.

The accident took place on Wormhout Way on Sunday night, prompting responses from police and council highways teams. It is believed that three or four of the animals were killed in the incident with several injured, with investigations still underway.

A concerned resident told North Wales Live[2]: “I understand a number of the goats were killed sadly. I hope the driver is ok, it must have been a terrible shock.”

They also noted the dangers of the area, saying, “The goats have been hanging around that area for a while and it can be a fast road, it’s a horrible thing to happen.” Join our WhatsApp news community here[3] for the latest breaking news

North Wales Police provided a statement on the matter: “We were called at 9.10pm on Sunday evening, reporting an RTC on the A470 Wormhout Way, Llandudno[4], involving a car and some goats that were loose on the road. Officers attended along with local authority Highways Department, and our enquiries into the incident are currently ongoing.”.

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  1. ^ coronavirus (www.walesonline.co.uk)
  2. ^ North Wales Live (www.dailypost.co.uk)
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  4. ^ Llandudno (www.walesonline.co.uk)
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