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Man held after 'wild deer shot with crossbow'

A man has been arrested after a wild deer was allegedly shot with a crossbow in the Plymouth area.

Devon and Cornwall Police arrested a man in possession of a crossbow and he is now helping both police and the RSPCA with their inquiries.

"It is possible that the deer has been wounded and is still alive," a police spokesman said.

"Efforts are being made by the police and RSPCA to track and locate the deer so that it can be treated for any injuries sustained".