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  • 3 January 2013, 18:38

Runaway Deer In Chelmsford: Woman Injured

A woman had to be treated in hospital after being injured by a runaway deer as it tried to hurdle her in a busy high street.

The wild animal sent pedestrians flying as it bolted down Chelmsford High Street before smashing into a shop window.

A woman in her 20s suffered cuts and bruises when the deer attempted to jump over her and had to be taken to hospital to be treated for her injuries.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "We understand the deer, in its attempt to get away, barged into a number of people, sending some to the pavement.

"It also dazed itself when it hit a plate-glass window.

"The young woman was treated for minor facial injuries, then taken by us to Broomfield Hospital."

Essex Police said the deer was spotted later on Sunday near the A12 dual carriageway but despite setting up rolling roadblocks, they were unable to catch it and it was not seen again.

High Chelmer Shopping Centre manager Mick McDonagh told the Chelmsford Weekly News: "It is a fairly unique incident to see something like this, although a colleague of mine did point out something similar happened on the High Street in 2005 where a stray deer had to be caught."