Dozens of seal pups washed up during storm surge

Animal welfare officers are working around the clock to help dozens of injured seal pups washed up during this week's tidal surge along Britain's east coast.

Seal pup in washed up in Hemsby Credit: REUTERS/Darren Staples

The weeks-old seals were separated from their mothers as the country suffered its most serious coastal event for 60 years.

Alison Charles, manager of the East Winch centre, said: "This couldn't have happened at a worse time for the seals, as we are right at the height of the pupping season.

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