A DEER was killed following a collision on a motorway in County Durham.

The incident happened on the A1(M) just before 7am on Wednesday (April 6).

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Officers from Durham’s Road Policing Unit (RPU) reported attending a collision just to the south of junction 62, at Carrville.


Traffic had to be stopped briefly as firearms officers had to attend to dispatch the animal.

A Durham Police spokesperson said: “The deer had to be dispatched at the roadside by firearms hence traffic was stopped as a precaution.

“The road was reopened again by 7.20am.”

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