Deer found impaled on fence near Telford

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A deer was found impaled on a fence after attempting to jump over it.

The deer was found by Surinder Singh, a 50-year-old Telford taxi driver, in Stoney Hill near Coalbrookdale.

It was found dead at the scene and today the RSPCA issued advice on what to do if people find themselves in a similar situation.

Andy Robbins, spokesman for the RSPCA, said: "We would urge anyone who spots an injured deer to call us on our 24-hour cruelty and advice line.

"The RSPCA is a part of The Deer Initiative, which estimates that there could be up to 74,000 deer-vehicle collisions every year in the UK – around 80 per cent of which are in England.

"A key to reducing the number and severity of these incidents is to get drivers to be deer aware and to slow down and watch out when they see deer warning signs at the roadside.

"If you find an injured deer do not approach it as it could be dangerous call the RSCPA immediately."

If a deer is injured on the side of the road people are asked to call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999.

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