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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.

Deer gets caught in tennis net

The fallow deer got caught in a tennis net and then smashed into a statue Credit: PA

The adult buck got tangled in the net and then managed to get its antlers stuck in the statue after it roamed on to a tennis court at a property in Tewin in Hertfordshire.

The concerned property owners contacted the RSPCA.

An officer attended, before contacting Hertfordshire Fire & Rescue Service to help with the rescue.

They used a large tarpaulin to place over the top of the deer in order to get it to the ground.

It took four firefighters to hold the buck down.

They then managed to cut the netting off, and free it from the statue. It then ran off.