Do we need a mass cull of deer?

Experts from the University of East Anglia and Thetford Forest have spoken to ITV News Anglia about the need for a mass cull of deer.

Muntjac among those targetted

Research calls for mass cull of deer

Experts at the University of East Anglia in Norwich are recommending a mass cull of deer in order to protect biodiversity in the UK.

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Deer thinks it's a sheep

The deer at Dunwich that thinks it's a sheep
The deer at Dunwich that thinks it's a sheep Credit: ITV Anglia/Tom Barton

Andrew Capell, who's a shepherd for the National Trust, looks after a couple of dozen sheep to help maintain land on the Suffolk coast. But in the last few weeks he's found a rather unexpected guest in his care. A young red deer, which seems to have decided it's one of the flock....


Wild deer charges down Essex street

A woman has been treated in hospital after a deer charged down Chelmsford High Street in Essex.

The woman in her 20s was taken to the Broomfield Hospital after suffering cuts and bruises when the deer attempted to jump over her.

The animal was also seen to knock over pedestrians as it ran down the street.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said:

"We understand the deer, in its attempt to get away, barged into a number of people, sending some to the pavement. It also dazed itself when it hit a plate-glass window.

The young woman was treated for minor facial injuries, then taken by us to Broomfield Hospital."

Essex Police said the deer was later spotted near the A12 dual carriageway. Roadblocks were set up to catch the animal but it was not seen again.


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