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OH DEER: Muntjac deer injured at Cassiobury Park in Watford

 Published on: 22nd April 2021   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a muntjac deer was injured in Watford’s Cassiobury Park last week on Friday, April 16.

It was reported that the deer had been chased by two lurcher-type dogs, which were not on leads. While trying to escape, the animal became caught on fencing, sustaining injuries.

Officers attended to try and free the deer, but it managed to run off of its own accord and could not be located. Enquiries are being carried out to try and trace the owner of the dogs.

PC Jenny Edwards, from the constabulary’s Rural Operational Support Team (ROST) said: “We are currently working to establish the circumstances around what happened and would ask anyone who saw the incident to contact police. We’re also keen to trace the owner of the dogs; if this was you, or you know who it is, please get in touch.

“I’d also like to take this opportunity to remind people of their responsibilities while out walking dogs in public places. Please ensure you are familiar with legislation around when and where dogs are required to be kept on leads.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to please email rost@herts.pnn.police.uk 

You can also report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator in the Force Communications Room via online web chat at herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/28913/21.

Alternatively, you can stay 100% anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org. 

Picture credit Shutterstock 

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