Herd of deer makes east London estate its home


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Nature has reclaimed the streets amid lockdown - including a herd of deer making its home on a housing estate in east London.

The deer are believed to have come from nearby Dagnam Park which is just across the road from the estate in Harold Hill.

They have been in the area for more than 1,000 years and they have been seen in the housing estate before. But locals said there are now more than ever, since the streets have become more more free of traffic and people.

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The herd has grown, and photos show dozens more than usual lounging on lawns. Residents said the deer are also venturing closer to homes.

Council street works inspector Dean Zetter, 50, was surprised to see around 20 sitting on the grass. He said: "I came across them just lying around. Residents, some with their dogs, just left them alone, and the dogs didn't bark or startle them. It was a beautiful start to the day."