Monday 18 January 2021

BBC: 'Relentless' dog attack on Richmond Park deer prompts police warning


 A warning has been issued by royal parks police after a dog carried out a "relentless" attack on a deer that had to be put down.

Footage shows the dog savaging the red deer in London's Richmond Park.

Cases of pets worrying deer in London's eight royal parks have shot up during lockdown, police say. They are urging owners to keep dogs on leads.

Separately, on Sunday, a 10-year-old child was injured by a herd of deer being chased by a dog in Bushy Park.

Police said the incident in the park in Richmond-upon-Thames, which left the child needing hospital treatment, underlined the need for people to keep their dogs on a lead if they are unsure how they will react to deer.

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