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Purbeck: Deer ‘deliberately hit and killed with vehicle’

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Purbeck: Deer ‘deliberately hit and killed with vehicle’

Dorset

Date of alert:

Thursday, 2 March 2023

Crime Ref:

Force:

55230028315

Dorset Police

A number of deer have allegedly been hit and killed by a vehicle.

Dorset Police's rural crime team is investigating reports the deer were struck deliberately.

The alleged incident is believed to have taken place on private land in Purbeck.

A vehicle has been seized as enquiries continue.

On Wednesday evening, a spokesman for the rural crime team said: "Recently a vehicle was seized by RCT in relation to an ongoing investigation following reports of a number of deer being intentionally struck and killed by a vehicle in the Purbeck area, on private land.

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Purbeck: Deer ‘deliberately hit and killed with vehicle’
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