POLICE have launched an appeal after an injured deer was taken in Bradford.

West Yorkshire Police's Wildlife & Rural Crime Team often posts daily updates on its Facebook page as to the crimes it has recorded.

A post from this morning said officers had dealt with 17 reports involving animals over the past 24 hours.

This included an injured deer being taken without consent in the BD9 area of the city - which covers places such as Frizinghall, Heaton, Daisy Hill, parts of Shipley, and parts of Manningham.

Police would like to speak to anyone who has information about this.

If you can help, you should contact the force on 101, or using the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

You should quote crime reference number: 13240104915.

The Wildlife & Rural Crime Team also dealt with 10 dog-related reports - either banned, dangerous, or bites - one loose farm animal, one loose horse, and four issues described as "other".

There were no dog thefts reported.

Wildlife Crime Officers (WCOs), along with their normal duties, volunteer to investigate wildlife offences.

The WCOs also attend and investigate linked crime types such as rural crime, plant theft (heavy machinery) and heritage crime, which includes theft from religious and historic sites.