Deer put down after car accident near Saffron Walden

Police say the man was working legitimately on Holyrood Crescent

Police say the man was working legitimately on Holyrood Crescent - Credit: Archant

A deer had to be humanely destroyed after it was seriously injured after a collision with a car.

The accident was on Walden Road, Great Chesterford around 7.30am this morning (Wednesday, October 21).

Police held up the morning traffic on the road, leaving and entering Saffron Walden.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called to the incident and found the animal was badly hurt. There are specialists in the county who deal with this kind of accident.”