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Decapitated Deer Found Following 'Lion' Sighting

Decapitated Deer Found Following 'Lion' Sighting

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 6:49am 3rd August 2016. (Updated at 11:02am 3rd August 2016)

A listener to Pirate FM has told how a decapitated deer has been found, close to where a lion was apparently spotted crossing the road in Cornwall.

It is after a driver told how the lioness leapt out in front of him near St Austell, sparking a police investigation.

Officers discovered tracks between Nanpean and Whitemoor, but say there is no risk to the public.

Now Brian Goldsworthy, a trucker, has told how the body of a headless deer has been found in a nearby quarry.

He said: "I come in every morning to open up the quarry between 5.15am and 5.30am.

"Yesterday morning we found the body of a headless baby deer in the quarry.

"It is a serious matter. I know a few people are taking it quite lightly. But it is a serious matter - when you start finding headless animals then things get a little bit serious.

"We've had the big cat up in Devon going around eating baby lambs. You never know what's going to come around the corner that hour of the morning.

"I'm not worried - not like that - but you never know what you're going to find when you come into work in the mornings."

Police data seen by Pirate FM reveals a string of big cat sightings across the Duchy over the last five years.

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