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Youths charged over fawn killing

Upton Country Park
Witnesses claim the fawn was attacked in Upton Country Park in Poole

Three boys have been charged in connection with the killing of a newborn deer in a Dorset park.

Witnesses claim they saw the fawn being attacked at Upton Country Park, near Poole, on 10 June.

Two 17-year-olds and a 15-year-old, all from Poole, have been charged with intentionally killing a deer under The Deer Act 1991.

The three, who cannot be named for legal reasons, will appear at Poole Youth Court on 24 September.



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