Story By: Conor Sheils, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Newsflash
This is the moment a lone deer is spotted sauntering around Newcastle as the COVID-19 restrictions leave the streets eerily quiet.
The footage was filmed at the city’s famous Bigg Market.
The curious creature can first be seen sampling the delights of the area before taking a wander into nearby Clayton Street.
The deer was spotted by Newcastle police who could not resist penning this puntastic statement to go alongside it.
It read: “Even lockdown couldn’t stop this stag from enjoying a night on the town. Newcastle city centre has been deserted in recent weeks as local businesses a-deer to the new coronavirus legislation.
“But it wasn’t going to spoil the fun for this party animal who flouted the rules to have a dance in the Bigg Market.
“We let them off on this occasion as they were respecting social distancing and claimed to be doing their daily exercise.
“But when we checked our CCTV cameras we found they’d bucked up the courage and headed down Clayton Street to continue their big night out.
“None of the watering holes were open and eventually they disappeared out of the city centre. It seems they are as fawn’d of the city as the rest of us but hopefully we can all enjoy a night out together soon.”
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