Police shoot stag on the loose in Newry

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Thursday, October 13th, 2016
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Police in Newry have confirmed that they have killed a stag this afternoon, stating that it posed a risk to the public. psni1Police received reports this morning of a stag running loose in the St Patrick’s Avenue area of the city and earlier advised the public not to use the steps between St Patrick’s Avenue and Water Street. Police said they liaised with the appropriate authorities on how to safely approach and treat the stag and specially trained firearms officers were tasked to assist. A Police Spokesperson told Newry Times, “Several attempts were made to safely and humanely manage the animal. Regrettably officers were required to shoot the stag as it had become very agitated and posed a risk to the public.”
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September 2016The Spokesperson added, “Officers had liaised with a vet and qualified deer stalkers were in attendance at the scene. As is normal procedure the office of the Police Ombudsman has been informed of the incident.”
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