A ROE deer that was found injured by the side of a road following a traffic accident was rescued by the RSPCA.

A member of staff at the garage in Concorde Way, Stockton-on-Tees, saw the deer was involved in a collision with a car on the morning of Saturday, September 4.

The young female deer appeared unscathed by the incident but went to lay at the side of the road.

The witness monitored the deer believing she would take off once she had recovered from the shock.

But when she was still there a couple of hours later they reported the matter to the RSPCA.

Animal rescuer inspector Gemma Lynch was sent to the scene and was accompanied by a local vet.

The deer was reluctant to move so they took her to Oaklands Vets in Yarm for an examination - where she was named Porsche after the car dealership near where she was found.

She was weak, so she was kept at the vet's overnight and was found to have no serious injuries.

They then released her back into the wild the following day.