Man arrested on suspicion of deer poaching in Solihull

Deer Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

A man has been arrested on suspicion of poaching deer from a nature reserve in Solihull.

The 46-year-old was arrested on suspicion of killing a deer without the consent of the owner or occupier of the land in Meriden.

The arrest comes after a report that a man had been seen carrying a suspected firearm and a Muntjac deer over his shoulder in the nature reserve last month.

Members of the public passed his car registration details to the police.

The car was traced to an address in Coventry where officers found a freezer full of butchered deer.

The man admitted taking the deer and received a police caution.