REPORTS have been received of deer being "set upon by dogs" at a Glasgow Park. 

An investigation into the issue at Robroyston Park is currently being carried out by the Society of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA). 

The charity has warned that form of hunting is against the law and causes "a great deal of suffering" to the animals involved. 

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Bosses are asking anybody with information to come forward.

A spokeswoman said: "We have received reports of alleged deer coursing in areas across Scotland.

"Setting dogs on deer, or any wild animal, is against the law and causes a great deal of suffering to the animal involved.

"Most recently we were notified of suspicious behaviour in Robroyston Park in Glasgow."

Those with information are urged to call the SPCA's confidential animal helpline on 03000 999 999.