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'Attacks by seagulls' stop mail deliveries

Seagulls stopped deliveries to some homes in Maryport. Credit: PA

Royal Mail has apologised for failing to deliver to addresses in a Cumbrian town because of "swooping attacks by seagulls".

Four properties in the town didn't receive their mail on Tuesday 5 July due to the attacks.

These kinds of attacks do occur at this time of year as the gulls are nesting and rearing their chicks. Normal deliveries resumed on Wednesday.

The safety of our people is paramount to Royal Mail and these swooping attacks made it difficult for the postwoman to continue to do her job.

Any customer who has a concern about their mail delivery can contact Royal Mail Customer Services on 03457 740740.

– A Royal Mail spokesperson

Jet skiers rescued off Cumbrian coast

Maryport Inshore Rescue (Library picture) Credit: ITV Border

Two jet skiers have been rescued off the coast off Maryport after getting into trouble.

The coastguard received several reports of distress flares about 9pm on Saturday night.

The casualties were picked up by local fishing boat Flixi - one of the men was starting to show signs of hypothermia.

Maryport Inshore Rescue boat was launched along with Workington Lifeboat.

The emergency services have praised members of the public who called 999 when they saw the flares.

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