Spate of deer killed by motorists in Harrogate


Last updated May 6, 2022

North Yorkshire Police has issued a warning to motorists after four deer were killed by motorists in the Harrogate district over the last month.

Collisions involving deer usually increase in spring, when young buck roe deer move to new areas.

A police spokesperson said motorists should look out for deer on roads close to wooded areas.

They added if you hit a deer, you should park in a safe place with the hazard lights on and call the police on 101 and not approach the animal.

A spokesperson added:

“So please look out for deer warning road signs and take particular care in forested areas and at ‘peak’ times (from sunset to midnight, and the hours shortly before and after sunrise).”

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