A COW has died after being hit by a car on The Common last night.

The animal was hit around 11pm by a car driving between Tom Long’s Post and The Bear at Rodborough.

It suffered a broken leg and had to be shot.

Mark Dawkins, the Hayward to The Commons said: “This is sad news and the first cow to be killed this year.

“I am hoping this will be the last.”

The front window of the car was left smashed and the cow was covered by a sheet.