Police hunt wildlife poachers after organs and blood found in Cannock Chase

Written by on December 3, 2019

A manhunt for a callous poacher is under way after deer blood and guts were found splattered on the ground at a local nature reserve.

Cannock Chase rangers were alerted after a member of the public spotted bloodstained grass near the car park.

Shortly afterwards on December 1, the staff then found the internal organs of two deer and a ‘substantial amount of blood’ nearby.

Staffordshire Police officers believe poachers dragged the animals to a vehicle parked on Chase Road.

The finding has sparked a police appeal for potential witnesses to come forward with information.

Police say poachers have been targeting deer at Cannock Chase this weekend ( December 1)

Police say poachers have been targeting deer at Cannock Chase this weekend ( December 1) (Image: Staffordshire Police)
PC Darren Wilkes said: ” On Sunday, December 1 a member of the public reported blood stained grass near to Chase Corner car park, Chase road, Cannock Chase.

“The ranger confirmed that the internal organs of two deer were found along with a substantial amount of blood.


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“It would appear that the poachers have dragged the animals to a nearby vehicle on Chase Road.

“We believe that this has happened at some point over the weekend.”

Anyone with information is being urged to contact PC Darren Wilkes by sending an email to Darren.wilkes@staffordshire.pnn.police.uk

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