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Three teenagers deny fawn killing

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

Three youths have pleaded not guilty to charges relating to 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 16-year-old, all from Poole, denied intentionally killing a deer under The Deer Act 1991 at Poole Youth Court.

The three, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are expected to go on trial on 10 December.



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