Deer hurt in town centre

A DEER injured itself while running through Sudbury town centre on Monday.

The muntjac deer was spotted in North Street between 7.30am and 8.30am, banging into shop windows and cars.

It was chased along North Street by street cleaners, before it jumped over an eight-foot wall and ran across the one-way system towards Belle Vue House.

Community Warden Bradley Smith said: “The deer had injured itself quite badly and left a lot of blood on the doors and windows it ran into.

“We tried to trap it in Belle Vue Park but it was moving pretty quickly. We believe it may have staggered off towards the meadows before we could catch it.”

Anyone who spots the deer is advised not to approach it but contact either a veterinary surgery or the town council on 01787 372331.