A deer has been shot and killed in Hampton Court in what police believe was a poaching attempt gone wrong.

The animal was shot once in the head at point blank range in Home Park some time between 3pm on Sunday and 3pm on Monday.

The female, aged between three and four-years-old, was shot by a single bore shotgun.

Anyone with information should contact DC Peter Duke on 020 8247 5836 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.