Ambulance crews dash to Harold Wood station after train kills deer

PUBLISHED: 17:09 04 November 2014 | UPDATED: 17:18 04 November 2014

A deer similar to the one struck at Harold Wood. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

A deer similar to the one struck at Harold Wood. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

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Ambulance crews dashed to Harold Wood station yesterday after they were told a person had been hit by a train - only to find it was a deer.

A train was terminated and passengers were delayed after the stag was killed by the 8.30pm Norwich to Liverpool Street train.

London Ambulance Service sent its hazardous area response team (Hart).

They tweeted: “Our call to Harold wood turned out to be a very unlucky deer and beyond our help.”

A Greater Anglia (GA) spokesman said: “Yesterday evening a train was struck by an object on the line at Harold Wood. Following an inspection, this was revealed to be a deer.”

Disgruntled commuter Dan Collins tweeted GA to find out why his train wasn’t moving.

GA replied that the train had “struck an object” but after pressure from the tweeter it then said “hi Dan, it was a stag”.

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