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PSNI officers shoot dead stag near Antrim Grammar School

Published 10/11/2015

Police say the stag became agitated and posed a risk to the public. File photo by Andrew Matthews/PA
Police say the stag became agitated and posed a risk to the public. File photo by Andrew Matthews/PA

A PSNI armed response unit has shot dead a stag near Antrim Grammar School.

A police spokesperson said: "Several attempts were made to safely and humanely manage the animal.

"Regrettably, after consultation with the vet working with officers at the scene, we were required to shoot the stag as it had become very agitated and posed a risk to the public."

The Police Ombudsman has been informed.

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