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Police probe dead deer find

FIVE deer carcasses were found dumped in Dumfriesshire woodland earlier this month.

And Police Scotland officers are now seeking information to establish the circumstances surrounding the bodies, which are believed to have been placed in woodland off the B709 Langholm-Eskdalemuir road on or before May 2.

A spokesman for the force said: “The remains have been discarded at site after being killed and butchered and are mixture of male and female roe deer.”

The discovery sparked considerable interest on social media following an appeal by police, with some suggesting that although unpleasant, it may not be sinister.

One person said: “It might be perfectly legal if they have been placed in a pit/bait station etc out of sight on private land as the smell attracts a fox or two and that’s a way to control them.

“They where probably butchered months ago and the waste stored in a freezer until now to use at the bait station.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Police Scotland by calling 101 and using the reference number PDG0093440522.

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