This is what happened to the injured deer which stopped traffic on Tom Benson Way

Officers were left with no choice but to humanely kill the roe buck after it stumbled into the road with a broken leg yesterday (May 27).

Thursday, 28th May 2020, 9:44 am
Updated Thursday, 28th May 2020, 12:27 pm
Officers 'dispatched' the injured deer after it stumbled into Tom Benson Way with a broken leg yesterday morning (May 26). Pic credit: James Calderbank

The injured deer brought traffic to a stop as it stood helpless in the middle of Tom Benson Way yesterday morning (May 27).

Motorists watched as the roe buck gingerly stepped into the road near a pelican crossing at Savick Brook in Ingol at around 6am.

It then stood motionless, suffering from a suspected broken leg, as traffic came to a complete stop in both directions.

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Police were called to the scene and the road was briefly closed whilst officers surveyed the situation.

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After confirming that the deer had suffered what appeared to be a broken front leg, officers made the difficult decision to humanely kill the deer.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at shortly before 6am to report of a deer with a badly broken leg.

"Sadly the injury meant it would be unable to survive in the wild. We attended and unfortunately had to dispatch the deer."