Lincolnshire beach donkeys 'suffering violence'

A seaside donkey owner has said violence against his animals may drive him from a popular beach.

John Nuttall's said two donkeys named Dudley and Banjo suffered cuts to their faces and were traumatised as they were attacked on Cleethorpes beach, in north-east Lincolnshire.

Donkey rides play their trade on Cleethorpes Beach. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

Mr Nuttall told the Grimsby Telegraph: "A lady was walking her dog across the country park, where the donkeys rest after a hard day's work, when she saw these two young lads booting them over and over again in the face".

Humberside Police said two teenagers on bikes had allegedly assaulted two donkeys in Cleethorpes Country Park.