Illegal deer hunting at Duns

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Police in the Borders are investigating a report of illegal deer hunting at Hardens Hill, Duns.

A deer carcase was found in the area on Friday and reported to the police who have requested that local farmers and members of the public report any suspicious activity by phoning 101 or 999 in an emergency, giving as much detail as possible including vehicles types and registration numbers.

Police advice is that if you suspect an offence has been, or is being, committed: never approach suspects or intervene if you suspect someone is committing a wildlife crime; report an incident even if you are unsure whether an offence is being committed as wildlife crime is not always obvious; take a note of the date, time and weather conditions; give police as much detail as possible about the location, description of people involved and vehicles used.