Hereford & Worcester

Arrests after 18 deer shot dead in Wyre Forest field

Edward Brown with shot deer
Image caption Edward Brown, chair of the Wyre Forest deer management society, at the farmland

Three men have been arrested after a herd of 18 deer were shot dead in a field, West Mercia Police said.

The deer were discovered on farmland on the edge of the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire on 4 August.

A 59-year-old from Highley, Bridgnorth, a 35-year-old from Cleobury Mortimer and a 22-year-old from Kidderminster were arrested on Friday on suspicion of offences under the Deer Act.

They have been released under investigation while inquiries continue.

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