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Birds of prey could be answer to seagull problem

Gulls 'swooping' on locals and visitors alike Credit: PA

Birds of prey may be brought in to try and scare off seagulls from parts of Scarborough and Whitby after mounting complaints that the gulls are a menace.

The introduction of Harris hawks and falcons to deter the seabirds is the latest idea by civic leaders in the towns after dozens of reports that gulls have swooped on locals and visitors alike.

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