Sussex Police have been called, after wildlife rescuers believe seagulls are being deliberately led to their deaths in Eastbourne.
Tony from East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service was called to Prince William Parade this morning (22 April) to reports of three gulls having been run over. One had already died from severe injuries, while a second died on the way to the animal hospital after suffering a broken back. The third arrived at the rescue centre in a critical condition and has sadly died this afternoon.
WRAS found a loaf of bread on a nearby wall, with chunks in the road, which they believe to have been thrown on purpose. They are reminding us it is illegal to intentionally kill or injure a wild bird under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and are encouraging anyone with information to report it to the police on 101.
Photo courtesy: WRAS