Horror as another mutilated deer corpse is found in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 13:16 08 December 2014 | UPDATED: 10:07 10 December 2014

Stanborough Green, WGC

Stanborough Green, WGC

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The grim discovery of a whole slaughtered deer left a woman horrified, as another set of remains was discovered in Welwyn Garden City.

A deerA deer

Four dead deer have now been found in less than a month, cutting a bloody swathe across the area, with the grim find of “an entire corpse, strewn around in pieces” made in Stanborough Green.

The gruesome carcass was discovered by a resident outside a block of flats on November 13.

Stanborough Green, WGCStanborough Green, WGC

The find follows the discovery of two butchered fallow deer at Panshanger Park by runners on October 24.

And a severed deer’s head was found by disturbed dad Phil Miller, in Marsden Road, Welwyn Garden City, on November 14.

Police ‘open-minded’ over links

Police have confirmed they are “keeping an open mind” over whether the savage deer attacks could be linked.

It was also revealed police are no closer to catching the bloodthirsty butchers.

A spokesman said: “There’s no update on the Panshanger Park incident.

“The Marsden Road incident is being looked at by the ROST (Rural Operational Support Team).”

He added: “At this stage the incidents are not being linked, but officers are keeping an open mind as the investigation continues.”

* Anyone with information should contact the ROST via Hertfordshire Constabulary’s non-emergency number 101.

Reacting to the Stanborough Green outrage, perpetrated by a killer another resident dubbed “the deerslayer of Stanborough”, the woman who did not wish to be named, told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I found an entire dismembered deer.”

“It was laid out with the entrails [protruding].”

Panshanger ParkPanshanger Park

She said owing to the Stanborough Green’s proximity to Marsden Road and the similar times of the discoveries, confusion led to a delay in the council collecting the carcass.

The “absolutely hideous” rotting animal was left for two days before it was disposed of.

Marsden Road, WGCMarsden Road, WGC

The resident said: “I had an argument with the council and they said they had already cleared it, so I said ‘well, how many heads are there?’.”

A Welwyn Hatfield Council spokeswoman said: “We received two calls about a dead deer at Stanborough Green on the morning of November 13, one from Herts police Neighbourhood Watch Team and the other from a resident.

“A crew was sent out the same day and reported that only a head was found, which was removed immediately.

“The resident contacted us again to advise that some remains still required clearing, which were removed the following day.”

She added: “Separate reports of a severed deer’s head on Marsden Road were received on November 14 and this was removed on the same day.”

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