Police investigate after deer remains found dumped in bag in Leeds

The entrance to Pit Lane, Micklefield. Image: Google Streetview
The entrance to Pit Lane, Micklefield. Image: Google Streetview
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Police are appealing for information after the remains of a deer were found dumped in a bag on the outskirts of Leeds.

The Leeds outer east neighbourhood policing team is investigating after the animal parts were discovered on Pit Lane, Micklefield.

Officers suspect the deer had been killed illegally.

A spokesman said: "A bag containing the remains of a deer has been found on Pit Lane Micklefield.

"It is believed the deer had been killed illegally."

Under the law, it is illegal to use anything except legal firearms to kill deer, to shoot them out of season without authorisation or to shoot them at night except under licence. It is also illegal to shoot them from a moving vehicle, or to use a vehicle to drive deer.

Anyone with information should call the NPT on 101.

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