Dead deer dumped on common land linked to suspected poaching
Date of alert:
Friday, 24 March 2023
Wales - Gwent Police
Police are investigating after four dead deer were found dumped on common land. The deer remains were found in north Caerphilly just days after a similarly "macabre scene" was found by a walker in Wentwood Forest.
The four carcasses, found on land between New Tredegar and Hollybush at the weekend, are believed to be the work of poachers. In a post on Gwent Police’s rural crime Twitter account, an officer wrote: “Out investigating today after the remains of four deer were found dumped, suspected to be linked to poaching activity. Quickly located thanks to the caller providing a What 3 Words location. We will follow up on all reports of suspected wildlife crime so if you see it report it.”