Sperm whales found dead on Lincolnshire beach

The whales were found on the beach near Skegness Credit: ITV News Calendar

Three dead sperm whales have washed up on a beach in Lincolnshire, just a day after another was beached in Norfolk.

  • Video report by ITV News correspondent Neil Connery

Two of the 48ft whales were found on the beach near Skegness at around 8.30pm on Saturday and the third was discovered on Sunday morning.

The whales, which are thought to have died at sea, are believed to be from the same pod as one that died on Hunstanton beach, according to the coastguard.

The coastguard has cordoned off the area Credit: ITV News Calendar

Richard Johnson, of UK Coastguard, said: "We believe that the three whales at Skegness died at sea and then washed ashore."

He said that the public were advised to stay away from the beach.

"We have informed the Receiver of Wreck and we are expecting an officer from the Zoological Society of London to attend the scene and carry out tests on the whales," Mr Johnson said.

The public has been advised to stay away from the beach Credit: ITV News Calendar

Skegness and Chapel St Leonards Coastguard Rescue Teams have cordoned off the area.

On the Norfolk coast, video showed onlookers who gathered to see the whale beached near Hunstanton.

  • Video by Jonathan Holt