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Deer organs and skin found in Greenwich

PUBLISHED: 09:51 30 December 2010

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Fresh deer skin has been found three miles from a park next to a bin bag containing the animal's internal organs and bloodstained latex gloves.

The skin was spotted near a block of flats on Sunbury Road, Greenwich on the morning of December 21 and the RSPCA are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area to contact them.

RSPCA inspector, Vikki Dawes was called out to the site and discovered a number of blood-stained latex gloves were scattered nearby with the bag containing the animal’s organs.

She said: “The flats are three miles from Greenwich Park, and it is possible that someone took the deer to eat, skinned it and tried to dispose of the evidence in the bins at the flats, as they had been moved.”

The flesh attached to the skin was fresh. Greenwich Park, which is home to deer, confirmed that none of their deer were missing but believed from the description that it may have belonged to a fallow deer.

The RSPCA inspector added: “Obviously we don’t know how this animal was killed but we are asking for anyone who saw anything suspicious around the flats in Sunbury Road on Monday night, or early Tuesday, to get in touch.”

Contact the RSPCA on 0300 123 4999.

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