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Major road closed due to deer trapped in a garden

A major road in Salford was closed while firefighters and RSPCA officers rescued a roe deer which had become trapped in a back garden.

They cornered the roe deer before covering his head with a pillowcase 'to stop him panicking' during the rescue.

Major road closed while RSPCA and firefighters rescue deer trapped in garden

A section of the A6 near Worsley was closed during the rescue, which happened at 12 pm on Monday.

RSPCA animal welfare officer Steve Wickham said:

"The deer had been hopping over the gardens of a number of homes but there was nowhere else for him to go and we were worried if he panicked he would run out onto the A6 and that could obviously be dangerous to motorists".

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