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Fire crews rescue deer trapped in metal gate

Fire crews helping a trapped deer at Greenside in Ryton Credit: Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue

Fire crews have rescued a deer that became trapped in a metal gate in Gateshead.

The young buck got its head stuck in a gate at Greenside in Ryton and had been trapped for some time. The animal was suffering from abrasion injuries around its neck and was clearly distressed.

Green Watch from Swalwell Community Fire was called out to the site. A flash hood was placed over the deer's face to calm it down, before the bars of the gate were spread and the animal was released.

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Red kite killers branded 'disgraceful' after sixth death in two months

Six red kites have been killed in two months Credit: Ivan Ellison

Police have branded the killers of protected red kites in North Yorkshire "disgraceful" after the latest in a series of fatalities.

On Monday, a member of the public found the body of an adult red kite that had been shot dead at Timble Ings, between Harrogate and Skipton.

In the last two months, six red kites have been shot or poisoned in North Yorkshire.

Red kites are majestic birds, and it is wonderful to see them soaring in the skies above North Yorkshire. It has taken many years to re-introduce them after they were persecuted to extinction in the UK.

“The extent of persecution of these birds is nothing short of disgraceful, and people will quite rightly be shocked by these cruel and totally unacceptable criminal acts.”

– PC Gareth Jones, wildlife crime co-ordinator, North Yorkshire Police


Appeal for information after dog stabbed on Tyneside

The RSPCA believe the black and white female Shih Tzu was stabbed Credit: RSPCA

The RSPCA are appealing for information after a dog was stabbed in Hebburn.

A black and white female Shih Tzu was found with serious wounds late in the evening on Sunday (12th June) in the Prince Consort Road area.

She is currently being treated by local vets.

Anyone who knows anything about this is being urged to contact the RSPCA.

Credit: RSPCA
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