Watch a herd of deer run across a residential street in Harold Hill

PUBLISHED: 13:45 02 March 2018 | UPDATED: 20:05 02 March 2018

A Harold Hill resident believes the deer may have been looking for shelter in the cold weather. Photo: Hayley Finch.

A Harold Hill resident believes the deer may have been looking for shelter in the cold weather. Photo: Hayley Finch.


A herd of deer were seen running across a street in Harold Hill, this week.

Hayley Finch, 21, from Harold Hill spotted the deer running across her street in Retford Road, early Wednesday morning, February 28 at 1am.

She told the Recorder: “I regularly see deer in the early hours of the morning walking through the streets and the majority come from a forest called the Manor just up the hill from Retford Road.

“You do also see them on the green which surrounds the A12/M25 roundabout just up the road.

“I’ve seen them many times just never such a big group before.”

Kate Norris had to walk between the deer to get to her car in the morning. Photo: Kate Norris.Kate Norris had to walk between the deer to get to her car in the morning. Photo: Kate Norris.

Hayley would like to remind people

“We haven’t experienced this much snow for a few years now and this must be a strange time for them,” she said.

“Considering how many there were, I think they were searching for food or warmer shelter.

“[The deer] have been around this area for years, so if the public do spot them I wouldn’t say it would be unusual, but they are timid animals and would most likely run away if people got to close.”

Kate Norris, 23, from Aylsham Lane also explained that the deer are a regular feature in her area.

Speaking about when she saw another group of deer on her street, she said: “About two weeks ago in the morning, I had to walk through them to get to my car for work.”

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