Discovery of deer remains sparks police investigation

Specialist wildlife police have launched an investigation after the remains of a deer were found in South Staffordshire.

It is believed poachers were responsible for killing the pregnant doe.

The remains were discovered in Woodford Lane, Wombourne, shortly after 8am on Thursday.

Staffordshire Police said its specialist wildlife officers were investigating.

“Rural neighbourhood officers and the force's Rural and Wildlife Crime Unit work tirelessly all year round in rural locations to target wildlife crime and protect rural communities," said a spokesman.

“If you think a wildlife crime is being committed then contact us.”

Anyone with any information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter quoting incident number 121 of 19 May or call 101.

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