Deer dies after St Austell dog attack

From Devon & Cornwall Police:

Police in St Austell are appealing to the public to help trace the owner of a pack of dogs which attacked and mauled a deer.

The distressing incident occurred at around 6.15pm on Wednesday 17 March along Blackpool trail, Horlick Hill, Langest, St Austell.

The deer was attacked by at least three dogs: a Jack Russell, white in colour with light brown spots, furry and heavy set, and two large lurcher-type dogs, both heavy build, one brown with white spots and one grey with white spots.

The deer was so badly injured police firearms officers were tasked to euthanise it.

The owner is described as a bald man in his 30s or 40s, 5’9” – 6’ in height, of muscular build. He was wearing a thick dark blue jacket, jeans and light brown builder boots. He had two children, a boy and a girl, with him.

Anyone with any information which could assist police enquiries is asked to contact police on 101 or via email at quoting crime reference, CR/020844/21.

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