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Passersby rescue deer stuck in railings in Great Yarmouth

PUBLISHED: 15:03 02 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:02 03 May 2019

A deer, similar to this one, was stuck in railings in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Chris Bishop

A deer, similar to this one, was stuck in railings in Great Yarmouth. Picture: Chris Bishop

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A deer had to be rescued by passersby and employees of a nearby garage after it got stuck in railings in the middle of a Norfolk town.

The incident happened at 12.42pm on Thursday (May 2) on Blackfriars Road in Great Yarmouth.

The deer had run into a fence and become stuck when passersby freed it.

One man covered the animal's head with his jacket while employees from Leechy's garage used a car-jack to force open the bars.

Firefighters then arrived and advised the rescuers to take the deer to Foxy Lodge, a wildlife rescue centre in the town.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said that the deer was “released using small gear”.

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The drama was all over in eight minutes.

Deer sometimes run headfirst into fences, gates or railings but are unable to reverse and get stuck.

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Email reporter Daniel Hickey at daniel.hickey@archant.co.uk

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