Police officers in Cumbria have issued a warning to people regarding the illegal act of deer poaching.

It is not known what has sparked he warning, however Cumbria Police uploading a poster and in an accompanying tweet, the force said: "Deer poaching is the illegal or unauthorised hunting of deer, this can be done in a variety of ways including shooting at night under spotlight & illegal hunting with dogs. Any culling for welfare or herd management should always be carried out by those trained and authorised."