Deer found decapitated

STAFF at a wildlife centre were left shocked when they discovered the decapitated head of a deer.The female roe deer was found when staff from RSPCA centre East Winch Wildlife Centre were on a routine tracking check.

STAFF at a wildlife centre were left shocked when they discovered the decapitated head of a deer.

The female roe deer was found when staff from RSPCA centre East Winch Wildlife Centre were on a routine tracking check. They were led by their equipment to the deer's severed head which was buried in the ground.

There was no sign of the body. It is thought the deer may have been shot.

The deer was first sent to the centre in July after it had suffered a fractured leg and was nursed back to health by centre staff.


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Alison Charles, manager at East Winch Wildlife Centre, near King's Lynn, Norfolk, said: “We understand the risks when we release animals into the wild. But this doesn't stop us being shocked and upset by what happened.”

“We spent a long time nursing this deer back to health, to give her the best chance at life. All the staff at the centre are very saddened. I urge anyone with information to come forward.”

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Anyone with information about this incident should contact the RSPCA in confidence on 0300 1234 999

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