Loud bangs thought to be gun shots heard on streets of Doncaster village

Police have today revealed the cause of loud bangs in Auckley, thought to be gunshots, last night.

Sunday, 19th April 2020, 8:01 am
Updated Sunday, 19th April 2020, 8:22 am

Officers said this morning (Sunday, April 19) that the cause of the noise was their personnel dealing with a severely injured deer in Auckley that had been hurt in a collision with a vehicle.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police posted on the forces’s social media page: “In case anyone heard three loud bangs in the Auckley area around 01.30am.“There is nothing to worry about. It was officers having to deal with a Deer that have been badly injured as a result of an RTC. Unfortunately it was not able to be saved.”

Residents taking to social media thought the noise may have been gunshots, and add their own comments on Facebook today.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

File picture of police. SWNS

One posting from a member of the public written on social media: “Took three shots.”

Another added: “Poor thing.”

A message from the Editor:

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you

Nancy Fielder, editor