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Sunday 18 August 2019

Police shoot dead stag near Antrim school

File photo: A magnificent red deer stag
File photo: A magnificent red deer stag

A PSNI armed response unit has shot dead a stag near a school in Antrim.

A police spokesperson said: "Several attempts were made to safely and humanely manage the animal.

"Regrettably, after consultation with the vet working with officers at the scene, we were required to shoot the stag as it had become very agitated and posed a risk to the public."

the stag was shot dead near Antrim Grammar School.

The Police Ombudsman has been informed.

Belfast Telegraph

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