Deer killed in road accident

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A deer was put down by police after it collided with a car.

Police were called to Copthorne Road in Copthorne at just after 5.10pm.

A spokesperson said: “We were advised that a deer had been hit in a road traffic accident. The deer was seriously injured and was trying to cross the road. In order to prevent the animal from suffering unnecessarily, police officers attended and euthanised the deer promptly and humanely. The road in the area near the deer was closed temporarily to carry out the procedure.”

The incident caused traffic delays, but the road was reopened.

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