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Man arrested after wild deer shot with crossbow

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: December 30, 2013

Man arrested after wild deer shot with crossbow

Police and the RSPCA are trying to locate the deer thought to have been shot with a crossbow

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A man has been arrested after a wild deer was allegedly shot with a crossbow, police said.

Devon and Cornwall Police and the RSPCA were called to Plymbridge in Plymouth, Devon, yesterday to reports that the animal had been shot with the weapon.

Officers arrested a man in possession of a crossbow. He is now helping both police and the RSPCA with their inquiries.

A police spokesman said: “It is possible that the deer has been wounded and is still alive.

“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.

“It is requested that if any member of the public sees a deer in the Plymbridge/ Leigham/ Wrigley’s factory area with an injury consistent with having being hit by a crossbow bolt, they note the location of the deer and contact Devon and Cornwall Police on 101.”

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  • Charlespk  |  December 30 2013, 12:24PM

    The Coalition is not a 'minority government'. If the Conservatives had taken power instead of forming it as they should have done, they would have been. Anyone who then brought them down would have had to take responsibility for the mess. Only fools will ever vote Labour again. You trying to claim the hunting act was ever popular does not make it so. We all hope they will throw the book at this mindless hooligan if they have enough evidence.

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  • emurfitt  |  December 30 2013, 10:29AM

    Coming at a time when our minority government would like to repeal the popular Hunting Act, this type of sadistic behaviour is hardly surprising. I hope they throw the book at this mindless hooligan.

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